Pennsylvania Water Science Center



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Groundwater Studies

Highlights
Surface Water
— Groundwater quality study in Lycoming County
— Bacteria concentrations in wells were higher in agricultural areas
— Characterizing, monitoring, and modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport in heterogeneous aquifers
— Estimates of, and methods of estimating the addition of water to the saturated zone
— Private water supply wells went dry after this magnitude 5.2 earthquake in 1998
— Viruses were detected in 5 of 60 samples from noncommunity supply wells in carbonate and crystalline aquifers
— Total coliform was detected in 62% of wells sampled in rural areas of southeastern Pennsylvania
— Groundwater budgets and storage volumes for flooded coalmines

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