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quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington

J. C Ebbert

quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, [distributor] in Tacoma, Wash, Lakewood, Colo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Water quality -- Washington (State),
  • Groundwater -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby J.C. Ebbert and K.L. Payne ; prepared in cooperation with the state of Washington Department of Ecology
    SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 84-4093
    ContributionsPayne, K. L, Washington (State). Dept. of Ecology, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 59 p. :
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13609036M

    Principles of ground-water occurrence 5 Chemical quality of ground water 8 PRINCIPAL AQUIFERS OF RICHLAND COUNTY 12 Ground water in the bedrock 12 Dakota Sandstone 12 Precambrian "granite" 16 Ground water in the glacial drift 16 Aquifers associated with the Lake Agassiz deposits 16 Aquifer in the Sheyenne delta 17 Location and extent 1 7. The Groundwater database consists of more than , records of wells, springs, test holes, tunnels,drains, and excavations in the United States. Available site descriptive information includes well location information such as latitude and longitude, well depth, and aquifer. • The water quality is better than the ground water quality standards and maintenance of quality is needed to protect beneficial uses • The ground water in the aquifer is considered to be highly vulnerable • The ground water in the aquifer represents an irreplaceable source for beneficial use Idaho Water Reuse Conference Idaho State.


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quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington by J. C Ebbert Download PDF EPUB FB2

The quality of water in major aquifers in southwestern Washington was addressed in terms of inorganic-constituent, trace-metal, and fecal-coliform concentrations.

Results of this assessment indicate that the groundwater in southwestern Washington can be characterized as soft to moderately hard with a low concentration of dissolved solids.

THE QUALITY OF WATER IN THE PRINCIPAL AQUIFERS OF SOUTHWESTERN WASHINGTON By J. Ebbert and K. Payne ABSTRACT The quality of ground water in major aquifers in southwestern Washington was assessed in terms of inorganic-constituent, trace-metal, and fecal-coliform by: 2.

The quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington / by J.C. Ebbert and K.L. Payne. Get this from a library. The quality of water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington.

[J C Ebbert; K L Payne; Washington (State). Department of Ecology.; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. Government document Book 1 online resource (viii, pages): illustrations, maps. Subjects: Groundwater -- Washington (State).

Water quality -- Washington (State). Aquifers -- Washington (State) Groundwater. Water quality. Washington (State) Notes: Chiefly tables.

"Prepared in cooperation with the State of Washington Department of Ecology.". The Water Quality Standards for Groundwaters of the State of Washington, Chapter Washington Administrative Code (WAC), sets standards to maintain the highest quality of groundwater.

Our goal is to protect existing and future beneficial uses of groundwater by reducing or eliminating pollution. The water-quality database for Washington contains data and information on chemical, physical, and biological properties of ground water from about 9, ground-water sites in Washington.

These data represent a combination of measured (by USGS personnel) and reported information collected by many other federal, state, and local agencies; Tribal.

Find your county's groundwater programs. Local health departments can provide helpful guidance on siting and maintaining water-supply wells and often provide a water-testing service if you're concerned about the quality of the water in your domestic well (usually focused on nitrates, bacteria, and, in some counties, arsenic).

Aquifers: Map of the Principal Aquifers of the United States The areal and vertical location of the major aquifers is fundamental to the determination of groundwater availability for the Nation. An aquifer is a geologic formation, a group of formations, or a part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield.

WATER QUALITY IN PRINCIPAL AQUIFERS New Mexico's fresh ground water is withdrawn from parts of the principal aquifers described in the edition of the Na-tional Water Summary (U.S. Geological Survey,p. Those aquifers which are outlined in. The National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program of the U.S.

Geological Survey has been conducting a regional analysis of water quality in the principal aquifer systems in the southwestern United States (hereinafter, “Southwest”) since Part of the NAWQA Program, the objective of the Southwest Principal Aquifers (SWPA) study is to develop a better understanding of water quality.

Portions of four of these nationally identified principal aquifers─the Basin and Range basin-fill aquifer, the Basin and Range carbonate-rock aquifer, the Rio Grande aquifer and the High Plains aquifer─are located within the Southwestern U.S. NAWQA sampled public supply wells from these four aquifers during to   The Southwest Principal Aquifers consist of many basin-fill aquifers in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Demands for irrigation and drinking water have substantially increased groundwater withdrawals and irrigation return flow to some of these aquifers.

The quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of northeastern-north central Washington (U.S. Geological Survey water-resources investigations report) [Ebbert, J. C] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The quality of ground water in the principal aquifers of northeastern-north central Washington (U.S. Geological Survey water-resources investigations report)Author: J. C Ebbert. Sheets, R.A., and Simonson, L.A.,Compilation of regional ground-water divides for principal aquifers corresponding to the Great Lakes basin, United States U.S.

Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report23 p. Groundwater Availability -- Great Basin. Retrieve Groundwater level data for Selected Sites Choose one of the following options for displaying data for the sites meeting the criteria above Retrieve data from: to: (YYYY-MM-DD -- Blank = all data).

The principal source of recharge to the middle Wilcox aquifer system is from precipitation in the outcrop area, a crescent-shaped belt extending from north to east, and dipping west to southwest.

Most of the water that percolates into the ground is lost by evapotranspiration or groundwater. The USGS Water Resources Mission Area provides water information that is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation’s water resources.

Below, find data and tools relevant to a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and water use and. Ground-water quality data from the Abbotsford-Sumas aquifer of southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington State, February (OCoLC) Print version: Cox, Stephen E.

Ground-water quality data from the Abbotsford-Sumas aquifer of southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington State, February (DLC) Based on water quality studies conducted by the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) and the U.S.

Geological Survey over the past 30 years, 29% of sampled wells in the aquifer exceeded the nitrate maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 mg/L-nitrogen (N). A total of 14% of wells had concentrations more than double the MCL.

Southwest principal aquifers regional ground-water quality assessment. Title Southwest principal aquifers regional ground-water quality assessment [electronic resource] / by D.W. Anning [et al.]. Format Online Resource Book Published [Reston, Va.]: U.S.

Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, []. Groundwater pollution resulting from anthropogenic activities and poor effluent management is on the rise in Nigeria. Hence, groundwater used for domestic purposes is questionable and therefore calls for scientific scrutiny.

Investigation of hydrochemical interactions and quality of groundwater resource is essential in order to monitor and identify sources of water pollutants. Aquifers store our groundwater. Roughly 60% of Washington’s drinking water comes from groundwater. CELP is the leading conservation organization urging the Department of Ecology to use its authority under state law to protect the safe, sustaining yield, and water quality of our aquifers.

to impact groundwater quality. (Kulongoski and Belitz, ) The goal of this project is to implement a long-term ambient groundwater monitoring program in the Sumas Blaine surficial aquifer. This will provide an ongoing assessment of groundwater quality over time. The primary focus is nitrates; however, the parameters monitored could.

An aquifer is a geologic formation, a group of formations, or a part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to groundwater wells and springs. An example of a significant and sustainable carbonate aquifer is the Edwards Aquifer in central carbonate aquifer has historically been providing high quality water for.

Ground water recovered from aquifers recharged with waters of impaired quality has been used for various purposes, ranging from landscape irrigation to potable supply.

The desirability of using such waters for various purposes depends on the quality, availability, and cost of alternative sources of supply and varies considerably by site and source. Groundwater-level and groundwater-quality data are essential for water-resources assessment and management.

Water-level measurements from observation wells are the principal source of information about the hydrologic stresses on aquifers and how these stresses affect groundwater recharge, storage, and discharge.

The samples used to create this map come from 27 principal aquifers that account for more than 90 percent of the groundwater used for public water supply in the United States; however, the wells that were sampled are from selected geographic parts of each aquifer and, in some cases, also represent a specific land-use type.

The aquifer originates at the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho and extends west under the Rathdrum Prairie in Idaho and the Spokane Valley in Washington, underlying approximately square miles of land.

The aquifer serves as the principal source of drinking water. Groundwater-quality data were collected from wells as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Project of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Program from May through December The data were collected from four types of well networks: principal aquifer study networks, which assess the quality of groundwater used.

Thiros and Spangler () documented increasing dissolved solids in wells over a wide area using long-term water-quality records from the s to the s. In the Salt Lake Valley aquifer, a plume of water containing less than mg/L dissolved solids is surrounded by groundwater of higher dissolved solids concentrations (Figure 1).Note that here “plume” refers to water that is of.

Fresh water from underground. Groundwater is any water found underground in the cracks and pores in soil, sand, or rock. Groundwater provides 25% of the fresh water used in the United States.

1 It is particularly important for irrigation and domestic uses in arid or remote areas, where surface water may be in short supply or far away. Groundwater is replenished when rainfall soaks into the. The Ground-Water Resources Program evolved from the Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (RASA) Program.

RASA studies (–95) primarily were designed to quantify ground-water budgets for the Nation's principal aquifers, including depletions within those aquifers. The Ground-Water Resources Program updates and builds upon the RASA studies.

Analytical data of groundwater samples collected from weathered and deep fractured zones in the Precambrian charnockite aquifers in Kerala, India, have been studied to understand their hydrochemical variations and reasons thereof.

Concentrations of the majority of the constituents analyzed were found to increase with increasing depth of aquifers, with the exception of nitrate.

Aquifers get water from precipitation (rain and snow) that filters through the unsaturated zone. Aquifers can also receive water from surface waters like lakes and rivers. When the aquifer is full, and the water table meets the surface of the ground, water stored in the aquifer can appear at the land surface as a spring or seep.

Recharge. An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt).

Groundwater can be extracted using a water study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers is called d terms include aquitard, which is a bed of low permeability along an aquifer, and aquiclude (or aquifuge. Quality Characteristics of Ground Water in the Ozark Aquifer of Northwestern Arkansas, Southeastern Kansas, Southwestern Missouri, and Northeastern Ok [Timothy J.

Ruback, L. Pope, H. Mehl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Because of water quantity and quality concerns within the Ozark aquifer, the State of Kansas in issued a moratorium on. Byit had been demonstrated that subsidence was linked to ground water extraction, and many wells inside the urban area were shut down.

The first signs of ground water level declines were the drying up of natural springs in the s, coinciding with intensive exploitation of the main aquifer through deep wells (– meter depths). Ground-water quality in the western part of the Cambrian Determination of hydrologic properties needed to calculate average linear velocity and travel time of ground water in the principal aquifer underlying the The quality of water in the principal aquifers of southwestern Washington / (Tacoma, Wash.: U.S.

Dept. Hydrogeology and Groundwater Geochemistry of the Clastic Aquifer and Its Assessment for Irrigation, Southwest Kuwait Chapter (PDF Available) August with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Above the Cretaceous aquifer, the Clayton/Dublin aquifer is a limestone that can produce large amounts of groundwater. Unfortunately, the Clayton aquifer has a very small recharge area. From the late s until the early s, agricultural and municipal pumping greatly exceeded recharge, and water levels dropped precipitously.Principal aquifers and aquifer groups are described below and in table 2 area about 50 mi wide between Kent and Queen Annes Counties in the northeast and Charles and St.

Marys Counties in the southwest. The Magothy aquifer is used in a triangular area with corners in Cecil, Charles, and Dorchester Counties.Groundwater aquifers.

Unknown Availability and quality of ground water in the Drain-Yoncalla area, Douglas County, Oregon / Unknown Configuration of the top of the Floridan Aquifer, Southwest Florida Water Management District and adjacent areas / Unknown Digital model analysis of the principal artesian aquifer, Savannah, Georgia area / Geological Survey (U.S.