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From Lithological Modelling to Groundwater Modelling: A Case Study in the Tiber River Alluvial Valley

Version 1 : Received: 27 October 2021 / Approved: 28 October 2021 / Online: 28 October 2021 (16:13:54 CEST)

How to cite: Salvo, C.D.; Mancini, M.; Moscatelli, M.; Simionato, M.; Cavinato, G.P.; Dimasi, M.; Stigliano, F. From Lithological Modelling to Groundwater Modelling: A Case Study in the Tiber River Alluvial Valley. Preprints 2021, 2021100445 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0445.v1). Salvo, C.D.; Mancini, M.; Moscatelli, M.; Simionato, M.; Cavinato, G.P.; Dimasi, M.; Stigliano, F. From Lithological Modelling to Groundwater Modelling: A Case Study in the Tiber River Alluvial Valley. Preprints 2021, 2021100445 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0445.v1).

Abstract

This study presents the results of a research project financed by the Lazio Regional Government. The research focused on defining an integrated model of recent alluvial deposits in the Tiber River. To achieve this objective, geological boreholes were made to monitor the aquifer and in situ and laboratory tests carried out. The data obtained was used to detail stratigraphic aspects and improve the comprehension of water circulation beneath the recent alluvial deposits of the Tiber River in the urban area of Rome, between the Ponte Milvio bridge and the Tiber Island. The stratigraphic intervals recognised in the boreholes were parameterised based on their litho-technical characteristics. The new data acquired, and integrated with existing data in the CNR IGAG database, made it possible to produce a three-dimensional model of the lithologies in the study area.The model of the subsoil, simplified for applied reasons, was described in hy-drostratigraphic terms: three different lithotypes were subjected to piezometric levels monitor-ing. Finally, the research generated a numerical hydrological level in a stationary regime. In general, this study demonstrates how a numerical hydrogeological model calibrated by piezo-metric monitoring data can support the construction of a geological model, discarding or con-firming certain hypotheses and suggesting other means of reconstructing sedimentary bodies.

Keywords

3D geological modelling; groundwater models; incised valleys; Rome; alluvium

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Environmental Sciences

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