Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016KS188B

Contaminant Barriers or Pathways? Hydraulic and chemical methods to improve characterization of shallow aquitards.

Institute: Kansas
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2019-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $29,786 Total Non-Federal Funds: $75,002

Principal Investigators: Jordi Batlle-Aguilar, James Butler

Abstract: Shallow aquifers are heavily exploited for drinking-water and irrigation supplies. These aquifers are often part of multi-layered systems where confining layers (aquitards) play a paramount role in isolating an aquifer from overlying and/or underlying units with poorer quality waters.