Groundwater springs: how to predict flows using geology maps

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 4pm, Vallecito Room, Student Union, Fort Lewis College

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Approximately one-quarter of the world population relies on drinking water from karst aquifers – groundwater systems that form in limestone when water gradually dissolves a network of underground passageways and caverns through the rock, like a series of pipes. This is very different from most aquifers, where groundwater flows through small pore spaces between sediment particles, like in a wet sandbox. The open passages in karst allow groundwater to flow through quickly, without being filtered. This makes karst water resources vulnerable to contamination and difficult to manage. Chloé works on modeling karst aquifers to predict their response to human impacts.

Free & open to the public. No registration necessary.

For more information email or call Dr. Gigi Richard 970-247-6561.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 4pm
Vallecito Room, Student Union, Fort Lewis College

Water Seminar Series, hosted by the Four Corners Water Resource Center at FLC

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