Seepage Meters for Measuring Groundwater–Surface Water Exchange
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Martinez, Christopher J. 2010. “Seepage Meters for Measuring Groundwater–Surface Water Exchange: AE465/AE465, 7/2010”. EDIS 2010 (4). Gainesville, FL.


AE465, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Christopher J. Martinez, aids those who are engaged in surface water–groundwater exchange studies in cost-effective construction, installation, and use of seepage meters. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, July 2010.

AE465/AE465: Seepage Meters for Measuring Groundwater–Surface Water Exchange (
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