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By contrast, the plume at Keesler Air Force base is more compact and doesn't have a text-book shape:


Keesler Air Force Base BTEX plume showing kidney shape.

In general the hydraulic conductivity of this site is much lower than the previous example and the ground water flow direction is neither uniform nor one-dimensional. Plotting the water levels shows how the flow of the water is influencing the distribution of contaminants:


Keesler Air Force Base water table map showing diverging flows.

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