Entries in water resources (5)


USGS & CDC Estimate about 2.1 million people use wells high in arsenic

It's common to run into arsenic in soils and groundwater here in Midwest.  If you operate a well for your drinking water supply, get it tested.


Your state geological survey and local water monitoring council provide a lot of information on arsenic in drinking water - a great place to start for citizens with questions and concerns about arsenic in their drinking water.  Here is a link to the Indiana Water Monitoring Council's arsenic pages.


Salt storage impact to potable water supply

Xenon completed an electromagnetic survey to map the distribution of chlorides in shallow soils in the vicinity of a supply well.  Magnetic gradiometry data were collected to evaluate the presence of abandoned well casings.  The results are compelling and show the influence of previously unmapped utility corridors that were likely installed for an interment camp that was located at the site in the 1940s. 

This image shows areas of increased conductivity (red-orange) that are attributed to chloride content with distinctly linear anomalies interpreted as underground utilities.  Soil sampling corroborated the results.background imagery per Google Earth Pro.


Indiana Water Monitoring Council

I am pleased to be invited to join the board of directors of the Indiana Water Monitoring Council.  I look forward to working with this dedicated group of professionals!



Indiana Water Resources Association Symposium

Xenon Geosciences will present "Groundwater Resource Exploration: A review of geological and geophysical methods and case studies" at the Indiana Water Resources Symposium in June.


Measuring Ground Water from Space, 2002-2012

Measurements of ground water—rather than water on the surface—reveal the long-term effects of drought. These maps show ground water conditions in the U.S. compared to the long-term average from August 2002 to August 2012. (Map by Chris Poulsen, National Drought Mitigation Center, based on data from the GRACE science team.)

See the video at and learn more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GRACEGroundwater/