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Current issues

Arsenic contamination lacks one-size-fits-all remedy: The work of Madeline Gotkowitz and colleagues is featured.

Survey hydrogeologist receives Fulbright Senior Specialists Award: Kenneth R. Bradbury travels to South Africa.

Wisconsin's springs are being pumped dry: Article in Wisconsin State Journal, August 17, 2007, featuring the work of former visiting scientist Jake Macholl and hydrogeologist Ken Bradbury. Macholl's inventory is available as Open-File Report 2007-03; see our open-file reports page for ordering information.

Pollutants threaten Madison's aquifer: Article in Wisconsin State Journal, May 3, 2006, featuring Survey research about the aquifer used by municipal wells in Dane County.

Responses to urbanization: Groundwater, stream flow, and lake level responses to urbanization in the Yahara Lakes basin: Article in LakeLine, volume 25, number 4 (Winter 2005), by Richard Lathrop, Kenneth Bradbury, Bruce Halverson, Kenneth Potter, and David Taylor, based on a presentation given at the fall 2005 meeting of the North American Lake Management Society. The issue is devoted to the Madison lakes. (In Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format; used here with permission.)

Ice Age clues unearthed from construction hole: A University of Wisconsin-Madison press release.

WGNHS opens geologic repository: An article in University of Wisconsin-Extension's newspaper, News and Ideas. (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

Geoscience data preservation: A Geological Society of America Position Statement by the Geoscience Data Preservation Panel (James M. Robertson, chair)

UW-Extension research informs decision making: An article in Extension in Action explains that WGNHS hydrogeologist Madeline Gotkowitz's research on arsenic in Winnebago County was incorporated in a decision allowing an ethanol plant to be built.

All arsenic is local: Study highlights importance of testing well water. An article in Aquatic Sciences Chronicle, a publication of the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, discusses work of WGNHS hydrogeologist Madeline Gotkowitz and University of Wisconsin researcher Tara Root. You may view an article summary or an Adobe Acrobat PDF of the newsletter, which contains the entire article.

The Wisconsin roots of ground water hydrology, by Mary P. Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geology and Geophysics. Article published in Ground Water, January-February 2005, v. 43, no. 1, p. 142-145. © National Ground Water Association. (Article is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

The value of long-term monitoring in the development of ground-water-flow models: USGS Fact Sheet 116-03

WGNHS efforts in groundwater protection featured in Geotimes

Groundwater of southeastern Wisconsin focus of joint report

Granitic batholiths: A brief history of DOE’s 1980s search for potential high-level radioactive waste-disposal sites in Wisconsin (in Adobe Acrobat format.)

Information about groundwater, wells, and streamflow in central Wisconsin