Toxic Substances Hydrology Program -- Norman Landfill Project
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Photographs Showing the Norman Landfill Research SiteUnless otherwise noted, photographs by Scott Christenson, U.S. Geologial Survey
Aerial photograph (view looking north) of the Norman Landfill. The slough is the small stream/wetland visible in the center of the photograph. The City of Norman Wastewater Treatment Plant is visible at the top of the photograph.
Aerial photograph (view looking west) of the Norman Landfill. The Canadian River can be seen at the top of the photograph.
The slough, a small stream and wetland that overlies the leachate plume. The beaver dam that forms the slough can be seen at the bottom of the photograph.
Leachate seeps to the land surface during the winter (when water levels are high) near site 42.
Cross beds can be seen in the alluvium in this fresh cut through a small dune.
Pressure transducers and data loggers are installed in seven 5-centimeter wells around the landfill to monitor water ground-water levels.
Multilevel wells have 7 to 17 individual wells completed at different depths.
USGS gaging station on the slough records slough stage and precipitation. Data are transmitted via satellite for real-time monitoring.
Armored mud balls picked up near the Canadian River.