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American Society of Civil Engineers
Ground Water: Protection Alternatives and Strategies in the U.S.A.

Ground Water: Protection Alternatives and Strategies in the U.S.A.


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Prepared by the Task Committee on Ground Water Protection of the Water Resources Engineering Division of ASCE.

This report presents general hydrogeologic information on the occurrence of contamination in groundwater that applies nationwide, as well as specific examples of approaches to groundwater protection used in various regions of the United States. Because management and regulation of resources by regional authorities is one of the most important approaches to groundwater protection, the majority of this report considers the approaches tried by different state and local authorities. The great variety of strategies adopted by these agencies indicates the uniqueness of each aquifer and the need to adjust any strategy to account for site-specific factors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780784402313
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Principles of Groundwater Protection; Use of Analytical Models for Ground Water Protection Design; Selection of a Ground Water Clean Up Option Using Monte Carlo Analysis; Simulated Effects of Horizontal Anisotropy on Ground-Water-Flow Paths and Discharge to Streams; Ground Water Protection in New York State; Principles of a Ground Water Strategy; Connecticut's Wellhead Protection Program; Approaches for Protecting Ground Water from Agricultural Threats; Ground Water Protection-The Delaware Experience; Wellfield Protection Program in Broward County, Florida; A Water Supply Plan for Ground Water Management in Hendry County, Florida; Ground Water Protection in Arizona; Utah Ground Water Quality Protection Strategy; Ground Water Management in the Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah; California's Ground Water Quality Protection Strategy; Ground Water Impacts from Drainage Disposal; Impact of Farming Systems on Water Quality in Iowa; Impact of Nitrogen and Water Management on Ground Water Quality; Summary

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