Theses and Dissertations


Adam D. Lenz

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Schmitz, Darrel W.

Committee Member

May, James H.

Committee Member

McNeal, Karen S.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Geosciences


The preliminary assessment for reservoir sites in George County targeted three basins within the county as the initial focus of the research study: Big Creek, Big Cedar Creek, and Escatawpa River basins. As a portion of the reservoir study, this study was a basin-specific geological assessment of the three basins within George County through literature review, well log correlation, and a county wide spring inventory. The goal of this study was to obtain and interpret subsurface data in order to develop detailed geologic maps and stratigraphic cross sections which aided in the site assessment and characterization of the geologic and hydro-geologic suitability of potential reservoir sites. This study concluded that the hypothesis was proved and all three selected drainage basins were potentially geologically suitable to sustain a large reservoir, therefor other factors should be taken into account to determine specific reservoir location such as stream discharge and water quality.