Latest Mahomet Aquifer Stories

2008-11-26 11:52:22

High nitrate levels in water from parts of the Seymour Aquifer in Texas may make it unfit for human consumption but just right for irrigation, researchers said. The high concentration of nitrates -- as high as 40 parts per million in some areas -- exceeds federal safe drinking water standards for use as a municipal water source but the water would benefit agricultural producers, Texas A&M University researchers said in a release. When you get more than 10 parts per million, it exceeds the...

2008-06-18 09:00:36

By Krista Ledbetter The Fox Valley's underground aquifer is rebounding, but the rising water carries with it a greater chance of arsenic contamination. "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction," said Eric Fowle, executive director of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. The aquifer below the region that stretches from Fond du Lac north to Green Bay was losing about 3 feet of water per year, forcing municipalities and organizations to search for ways...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.