Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Schmitz, Darrel W.

Committee Member

Rodgers, John C. III

Committee Member

Paul, Varun G.

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Complete embargo for 2 years

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access



Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Geosciences


The George County Reservoir Lake Project in Mississippi is proposed in order to maintain flow of the southern portion of the Pascagoula River and public recreation as a secondary use. Possible reservoir sites include basins of both the Big Cedar Creek and the Little Cedar Creek. The purpose of this study is to develop a numerical model that could be used to determine the rate the reservoir would fill and to reach saturation levels in the strata adjacent to the reservoir. The groundwater models predicted the groundwater levels withstand pumping and drought stress, thus likely to be able to sufficiently hold the 100 million gallons the county and areas to the south would need. However, there should be extreme caution on the construction of the reservoirs and the dams and further model calibration would need to be incorporated at the time of construction.

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