Both hydraulic and geochemical properties might be expected to be correlated with lithofacies, and evidence is accumulating which seems to confirm at least hydraulic/lithofacies correlations for sedimentary sequences. Such correlations would enable properties and property distributions to be estimated, something of great advantage in contaminant transport modelling. The correlations between lithofacies and hydraulic properties have been established at several locations in the UK Sherwood Sandstone Group sequence. However, little evidence is available on geochemical property distributions.
Therefore, The aim of this research is to determine the strength of correlations between lithofacies and hydraulic and geochemical properties in example locations in the Sherwood Sandstone Group. Then modelling will help to investigate whether such correlations could significantly affect pollutant movement.