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2008-06-18 09:00:35

By Michelle Dynes official guesses a couple hundred gallons of solvent might have seeped into the ground at The city-owned site. By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to complete a feasibility study for cleaning contamination at the Belvoir Ranch by December. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities hosted a public meeting to offer more information on the groundwater...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By ELIE DOLGIN Tornadoes and rainwater stormed over Wisconsin last week. But the torrential downpours were not the only waters on the rise. New research indicates that the volume of water trickling under our drenched feet has increased as well. After studying 60 years' worth of water records from the Kickapoo River Watershed in the driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin, a team of hydrologists from the U.S. Geological Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison concluded that...

2008-06-16 06:00:16

By Alicia Rimel, The News Virginian, The News Virginian, Waynesboro, Va. Jun. 16--Water use restrictions could loom this summer if another dry, warm season follows last year's drought, area officials said. In some areas, despite spring rains, water levels already are low. "We have a monitoring well that is actually in Staunton," said Joel Maynard, a state Department of Environmental Quality groundwater geologist. "That well right now is below [where] last year's water level [was] at...

2008-06-15 18:00:00

David Leverett fondly recalls the years when he could stand on his dock and peer down into the clear water of Lake Desire. But today the old wooden dock is surrounded by sand. Years of mostly dry weather and other factors have dropped the lake by 7 feet, and Leverett worries about what might happen in the future. He lives about a mile from Lake County's Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park, where Niagara Bottling LLC is busily setting up a new plant to package bottled water. The company has...

2008-06-14 09:00:20

By Kayla Bunge, The Janesville Gazette, Wis. Jun. 14--WILLIAMS BAY -- The development of a computer model to map groundwater flow in the Geneva Lake area is about six months behind. "At what point in time does the continued progress of this area pass a tipping point?" asked Jim Celano, executive director of the Geneva Lake Conservancy. "When do we poke too many holes in the ground?" Madeline Gotkowitz, of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, said the study "just isn't...

2007-07-25 12:22:44

U.S. scientists have found the use of in-ground waste disposal is producing sewage-contaminated groundwater, threatening Florida corals and human health. The University of Georgia study involved the offshore reefs of the upper Florida Keys. The widespread use of in-ground waste disposal through septic tanks and injection wells appears to be leading to the contamination of submarine groundwater even up to six miles offshore, said University of Georgia Associate Professor Erin Lipp. When...

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2007-06-10 15:52:18

Algeria, Libya and Tunisia have kicked off an ambitious water project called GEO-AQUIFER that will use satellite imagery to support the monitoring and sustainable management of their common, transboundary groundwater resources, bettering the living conditions of their population. The groundwater resource, which was built up around 10 000 years ago, is known as the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (SASS, after its French acronym). The SASS covers an area of over one million square...

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2007-05-10 06:00:00

With the drought elevating a perpetual problem into a critical concern, state water managers are poised today to impose severe new restrictions to combat a seeping front of sea water that threatens the water supply for hundreds of thousands of coastal residents. All residents in Broward and Palm Beach counties would be ordered to slash lawn watering to once a week. Utilities in Hallandale Beach, Dania Beach, Lantana and Lake Worth could face shutting down wells where chloride readings, a red...

2007-04-15 03:00:17

By Brandon Formby, The Dallas Morning News Apr. 15--George W. Bush lives on an impressive four-acre estate in McKinney. A fountain shoots skyward and fills a pond where ducks leisurely swim. Mr. Bush -- not the George W. Bush -- is unaffected by those annoying water restrictions. He turns on his sprinkler system whenever he wants. His neighbors must wait until trash day to keep from breaking the city's water conservation ordinance. "I just love the idea of being able to water like...

2007-01-13 03:00:17

By Drewes, Jrg E; Hoppe, Christiane; Jennings, Terry ABSTRACT: The key objective of this study was to investigate the attenuation mechanisms of seven N-nitrosamine compounds at environmental concentrations and under conditions relevant to groundwater recharge operations. The study used a combination of controlled laboratory-scale soil-column experiments and groundwater monitoring at a full-scale riverbank filtration facility. Findings of the controlled column experiments suggest that N-...


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2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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