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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
Groundwater Supply

Author:

  • Cory McDonald
    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 Supply

  • Spring photo: © 1995 by Gregg Eckhardt. Used with permission.
  • Traditional Pump animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

The Hydrologic Cycle

  • Hydrologic Cycle illustration: © 1996 by Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Indiana 47909, All Right Reserved.

Soil Particle Size

  • Soil Particle Size illustration: Cory McDonald.

Porosity

  • Soil Matrix illustration: Cory McDonald.
  • Porosity illustration: Cory McDonald.

Packing

  • Packing illustration: Cory McDonald.

Permeability

  • Permeability animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

The Water Table

  • Water Table animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Aquifers

  • Aquifer illustration: © 1996 by Purdue Research Foundation, West Lafayette, Indiana 47909, All Right Reserved.

Where Does Groundwater Go?

  • Spring photo: © 1995 by Gregg Eckhardt. Used with permission.

Ground Water / Surface Water Interaction

  • Stream illustrations: © Michigan State University.

Flow Patterns

  • Flow illustration: © Michigan State University.

How Do We Get Water Out of the Ground?

  • Artesian Well animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.
  • Traditional Pump animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Well Drilling

  • Rotary Drill animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.
  • Drill Rig photo: Photo courtesy of www.eastwestdrilling.com.

Well Components

  • Well Components illustration: National Ground Water Association. Used with permission.

Drawdown

  • Drawdown animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Pick the Best Site for a New Well...

  • Well Siting Game: © 2004 State of Michigan.

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