Groundwater model conditions in Liverpool sandstone aquifer.

This study considers the groundwater conditions for the period 1948-82 in the Permo-Triassic Sandstone aquifer of the Liverpool area. During this period, significant changes have occurred in the abstraction patterns and a new railway tunnel has been constructed below sea level in Central Liverpool. To understand the flow conditions within the aquifer, detailed studies have been carried out into the aquifer properties, the influence of rivers and tunnels and the estimation of recharge. Numerical model solutions were used to check the adequacy of understanding the flow processes and the solutions have confirmed that the rising water levels in Central Liverpool result from high recharge and a reduction of abstraction. Having validated the model by comparison with field data, the model was then used to predict the probable future water level changes.

Rushton K.R., Kawecki M.W., Brassington F.C. (1988) Groundwater model conditions in Liverpool sandstone aquifer Journal of the Institution of Water & Environmental Management, Volume 2, Pages 67-85.


Eur Geol Eur Ing Professor F.C. Brassington BSc MSc CGeol FGS CEng MICE FCIWEM