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Hydrogeology research projects

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County

Use of geologic weighing lysimiters to estimate groundwater recharge and evapotranspiration: Adams County, Wisconsin
Contact: David J. Hart

Impacts of sand mines on groundwater resources: Chippewa County
Contact: Michael J. Parsen

Groundwater resources of Columbia County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Columbia CountyDescription: Development of a county groundwater study for Columbia County
Anticipated product: Report, water-table map, possible groundwater flow model
Contact: Madeline B. Gotkowitz

Occurrence and pathways of human viruses in deep municipal wells: Dane County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Dane CountyDescription: Investigation of viruses and their pathways in county municipal wells
Anticipated products: Report; journal article
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

New groundwater flow model of Dane County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Dane CountyDescription: Investigation of county hydrogeology
Anticipated product: Descriptive report on groundwater
Completed product: WGNHS Open-File Report 1999-04. Hydrogeology of Dane County, Wisconsin
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

Effects of unsewered subdivisions on groundwater: Dane County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Dane CountyDescription: Monitoring the impact of unsewered subdivision on groundwater quality
Anticipated products: Reports; journal articles
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

Groundwater investigations of the Mink River Estuary: Door County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Door CountyDescription:Development of a groundwater monitoring network around the Mink River Estuary in northern Door County, and analysis of groundwater inputs to the Estuary.
Anticipated products: Report to the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

Identification of groundwater supply areas for dragonfly-critical habitat in Cedarburg Bog: Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Ozaukee County
Contact: David J. Hart

Regional

Groundwater recharge in the east-central region: Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Menominee, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties
Map of Wisconsin showing location of east-central region

Contact: David J. Hart

Hydrogeology of the Chequamagon–Nicolet National Forest: Bayfield, Price, Sawyer, and Taylor Counties
Map of Wisconsin showing location of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest study areaDescription: Analysis of groundwater flow and chemistry in the Park Falls Unit of the Chequamagon-Nicolet Forest
Anticipated products: Recharge analysis, groundwater flow model, and groundwater database for the U.S. Forest Service
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

Statewide

Characterizing aquifer heterogeneity using distributed temperature sensing and heat as a tracer
Contact: David J. Hart

Characterizing geothermal gradients in Wisconsin
Contact: David J. Hart

Groundwater level observation network
Description: Monitoring the elevation of groundwater in selected wells
Anticipated product: Database of current and historical water-levels
http://wi.water.usgs.gov/public/gw
Contact: Peter M. Chase

Hydrogeologic information data viewer
Contact: Peter R. Schoephoester

Hydrogeology of fractured rocks and karst in Wisconsin
Description: Ongoing investigations of groundwater movement through fractured rocks and karst at sites around the state
Anticipated products: Reports; journal articles
Completed products: WGNHS Open-File Report 1992-2: Hydrogeology and groundwater monitoring of fractured dolomite in the upper Door priority watershed, Door County, Wisconsin. 1993-6: Preliminary comparison of a discrete fracture model with a continuum model for groundwater movement in fractured dolomite. WGNHS Open-File Report 2001-04: Verification and characterization of a fracture network within the Maquoketa shale confining unit, southeastern Wisconsin.
Contact: Kenneth R. Bradbury

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