Posts Tagged ‘Groundwater’

Use of Geospatial Technology in Assessing Geology

Given the advancement in technology in recent years, it is imperative that geological surveys harness this growth to develop applications to aid geological understanding.

Recharging California’s Diminishing Aquifers

With increasing attention on methods of recharging depleted aquifers, groundwater moves to the frontlines of drought mitigation in California For the better part of a decade California has experienced a drought that has significantly depleted water reserves throughout the state. Surface water has long been the focus of California’s water supply planning, but a new […]

Georgia Water Resources: Groundwater Storage Change and Contamination Risks

The southeastern U.S. is experiencing groundwater decline, and the local geology in southeast Georgia has increased the risk of groundwater contamination, according to research from a NASA DEVELOP team. At the University of Georgia, a team of young scientists discovered that their region’s geology and contamination patterns can predict where pollution may affect groundwater, holding […]

Investigating Groundwater in Montana Informs State Water Policy Decisions

The Ground Water Investigation Program at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology seeks to provide answers to communities about the status of local groundwater. This article was updated on March 1st, 2016. As in many western states, officials in Montana have long been concerned with water. Montana’s landmass is the size of Japan, and […]

Groundwater Mapping and Investigations in the U.S. Help Decision-Makers Better Understand Water Resources

In Georgia, California, and Montana, groundwater research helps leaders make data-driven decisions about water management. Earthzine’s February 2016 monthly focus topic centers on mapping and investigating groundwater. Humans have been drilling and using wells for centuries, but it’s only recently we’re beginning to understand how groundwater systems interact with surfacewater and stormwater, as well as […]