Effects of River Partial Penetration on the Occurrence of Riparian Freshwater Lenses: Theoretical Development

Abstract Previous studies of freshwater lenses in saline aquifers adjoining gaining rivers (“riparian lenses”) have so far considered only rivers that fully penetrate the aquifer, whereas in most cases, rivers are only partially penetrating. This paper presents a new methodology for obtaining the saltwater discharge and the shape of a steady‐state, non‐dispersive riparian lens, where […]