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Project ID: 2006KY71B

Title: Mobility of Fecal Indicator Microoganisms within an Karst Groundwater Basin in the Inner Bluegrass Region, Kentucky

Project Type: Research

Start Date: 03/01/2006

End Date: 02/28/2007

Congressional District: KY 6th

Focus Categories: Groundwater, Water Quality, Methods

Keywords: karst aquifer, latex microspheres, groundwater tracers

Principal Investigator: Fryar, Alan (University of Kentucky)

Federal Funds: $4,800

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $14,910

Abstract: The proposed research will assess the mobility of microorganisms within a karst basin for the purpose of improving groundwater quality. A series of groundwater traces using solute tracers (conservative ions and fluorescent dyes), latex microspheres and isotopically tagged bacteria is planned to examine the mobility of microorganisms under different flow regimes within the karst system. Supplemental funding requested through this proposal for the addition of microsphere tracers will significantly enhance an existing project supported by a UK College of Agriculture SB-271 grant.

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