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Project ID: 2005DE54B

Title: Hydrogeology of the Unconfined Aquifer in Sussex County

Project Type: Research

Focus Categories: Hydrogeochemistry, Non Point Pollution, Groundwater

Keywords: None

Start Date: 05/01/2005

End Date: 02/28/2006

Federal Funds: $1,750

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $3,500

Congressional District: At Large

Principal Investigator:
Alan Andres


The unconfined aquifer, also known as the Columbia aquifer, is arguably the most important water resource in Sussex County. It is the aquifer most commonly used as a source of water by domestic, irrigation, and public supply wells. The Columbia is the source of all base flow in streams. All ground water in deeper confined aquifers has flowed through the Columbia aquifer. State and federal water resources researchers and managers need the best current information to be made available in geographic information system (GIS) and database formats.

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Last Updated: Friday June 3, 2005 1:38 PM
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