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Groundwater Supply

Author:

  • Matthew Babcock
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

Advisors:

  • Dr. Alex Mayer
    Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering
    Michigan Tech
  • Joan Chadde
    Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science
    Mathematics and Environmental Education
  • Amy Keranen
    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Heather Bradway
    Hancock Middle School

Production:

Tech Alive

  • Animation and Web Design:
    Dr. Susan E. Hill
    Michigan Tech
  • Production Management:
    Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

This web page was developed under a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Ms. Shawn Oppliger, Center Director and Project Coordinator
Ms. Joan Chadde, Center Education Program Coordinator and Project Coordinator
Mr. Thomas M. Occhipinti, MDEQ Environmental Education Coordinator and Grant Administrator

Media Credits

Title Page: Groundwater Contamination

  • Hazardous Waste photo : Public domain image from the Public Health Image Library (PHIL), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why is Groundwater Important?

  • Groundwater Home Uses illustration: New York State Water Resources Institute. Used with Permission.
  • Groundwater Community Uses illustration: New York State Water Resources Institute. Used with Permission.

Where is Groundwater Located?

  • Hydrologic Cycle animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Types of Aquifers

  • Unconfined Aquifer illustration: New York State Water Resources Institute. Used with Permission.
  • Confined Aquifer illustration: New York State Water Resources Institute. Used with Permission.

How Does Groundwater Move?

  • Groundwater Direction animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Groundwater Speed

  • Groundwater Speed animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Some Specific Contaminants

  • Microsoft Clipart.

Contamination Basics: Concentration

  • Concentration animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Effects of Contamination

  • Contamination Effects animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Sources of Contamination

  • Contamination illustrations: New York State Water Resources Institute.

Contamination Movement

  • One Time Plume animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.
  • Continuous Plume animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Area of Contamination

  • One Time Plume with PCB animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Real Plume Example

  • Time Dependent Plume animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Plume Source Game

  • Plume Source Game animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Cleaning Up Contamination

  • Soil Vapor Extraction System photo: Public domain image from the US EPA.

Prevention of Contamination

  • Storage container photo: Public domain image from the US EPA.

Contamination Wrapup

  • Test Well Site photo: Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Bibliography

Bulletin prepared by Dr. Lyle S. Raymond, Jr. What Is Groundwater? New York State Water Resources Institute, Cornell University.

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