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    Local Aquifer Essay

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    SP: Local Aquifer Use What problems are associated with pumping too much water from our aquifers in Florida? What major problem seems to be associated with parts of primarily Hillsborough County during late January and February? What is the reason for this and how does it disrupt peoples’ lives? Water just flows above ground right? Wrong. Water can even come from an underground source, as a few sorts of rocks have minor spaces, or pores in them which gradually permit liquids to move through. These openings are exceptionally little - the spaces between grains of sand are substantial by examination. A stone that has this property and holds a generous measure of water in it is an underground water source - an aquifer. At times you do undoubtedly have gaps/holes that the water is moving through, however more often than not that is constrained to a genuinely shallow abyss (in spite of the fact that there are special cases). An aquifer is an assortment of soaked rock through which water can without much of a stretch move. Aquifers must be both penetrable and permeable and incorporate such shake sorts as sandstone, aggregate, broke limestone and unconsolidated sand and rock. Broken volcanic shakes, for example, columnar basalts additionally make great aquifers. The rubble zones between volcanic streams are by and large both permeable and porous and make incredible aquifers. All together for a well to be beneficial, it must be bored into an aquifer. Shakes, for example, rock and…

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    Chemical Spill

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    These tests were commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to a proposed chemical plant being built over an important groundwater supply. This report will summarize the finding of the potential damages of a chemical spill and attempt to address how in the event of a chemical contamination in the groundwater should be dealt with. The proposed site for the chemical plant is divided into five different layers of sediments that vary in grain size and thickness. Layers…

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    During dry times, there is an increased incidence of wildfires. Particularly, in "1988, rainfall in many states was 50 to 85 percent below normal. Summer thunderstorms produced lightning without rain and ignited fires in dry trees" ("Drought" pg. 4). In 2014, Mieszkowski explained the risk of wildfires were probable. In 2014 "there had been 3,400 wildfires as July 19, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection" (Mieszkowski pg. 8). Which is an escalation of 36…

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    Water Flow Lab

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    Background: Water is used for many activities and by many people, but the water we have is unchanging. The amount of water will never be any more or any less water than is on the Earth currently. Most water on earth is found in oceans and is salty, while most water that is used by human needs to be freshwater, whether it be for drinking, agriculture or cooking. Our freshwater sources are mainly frozen in ice caps and glaciers, but these sources are not always accessible by people depending on…

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    very same day, with not only accepting her interview, but by also showing signs of equal or more excitement to answer her questions, she was thrilled! The two conversed through email and Brianna could not have been happier with Cardenas’ statements, especially as he explains, “Writing is the opportunity to communicate the wonderful research that we (geologists) do.” Perhaps this statement not only holds true to those interested in the career plan of Geosystems and Hydrogeology Engineering, but…

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    In the 1930s, the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands were used to establish Aboriginal communities in Southern Australia. Unfortunately, this area has a limited amount of available water with a majority of the communities' water coming from boreholes in deep fractured rocks. Additionally, these communities supplement these wells with collecting rainfall, but the APY lands receive infrequent rains with high rainfall events making it difficult to rely on rainfall alone [1]. To…

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    Tully Valley Case Study

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    that primarily eat aquatic species such as fish and used the creek as drinking water would also be impacted. In aquatic life, the different pressures in and around the mudboil can lead to the decline and ultimately collapsed the aquatic life since there is contamination with pollutants led to changes in dissolved oxygen, pH and temperature. Installing depressurizing wells is one method used to reduce the negative impact of the mudboil have on Tully Valley and relieve the tensions of it is…

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    Since PG&E owns the Hinkley Compresser Facility in Hinkley, the first place Brockovich looked for answers was the towns water plant records. Here she could get all the information she needed. After thorough evaluation through the hundreds of records that were provided, Brockovich found what she was looking for. Erin Brockovich had just found a cleanup and abatement order filed by court against PG&E. This Cleanup and Abatement Order (CAO) says “The CAO required the Discharger (PG&E) to…

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    Mudboil Essay

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    Onondaga Creek. Since mudboil activity became self-propagating after the first mudboil had erupted, (Kappel, 2009), in 1995 the MDA discharges had on average of about 1.8 tons/day of sediment to Onondaga Creek. This result a new remediation plant, in 1995 thought 1996 depressurizing wells were installed either side of the Otisco Road Bridge. Installing depressurizing wells is one method used to reduce the negative impact of the mudboil have on Tully Valley and relieve the tensions of it is…

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    rainfall and high salinity which in turn leads to poor quality of ground water. While the northern region receives more rainfall, they can still go dry during a dry season. The best quality aquifer is located between Lake Titicaca and La Paz but due to the Altiplano being a populous area in Bolivia many aquifers have been over pumped (Roebuck et al. 2004). Another problem due to the population is the contamination of ground water from several processes including; industrial sources, agricultural…

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