This dataset describes concentrations of select contaminants in groundwater, collected at monitoring wells in the vicinity of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Sauk County, Wisconsin, between 2000 - 2018. The data were used to assess trends in contaminant concentrations over time, delineate plume boundaries at various time intervals, and assess the overall monitoring network at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant. The original water quality data were compiled by the U.S. Army Environmental Command (AEC) and SpecPro Professional Services and provided to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). A subset of the data were analyzed by the USGS. This subset of data and additional products derived from these data are provided in this dataset. Further details are also provided in the larger work associated with this dataset (Pajerowski et al., 2020). Users should contact the U.S. AEC for questions related to data not described or provided here.
|Title||Groundwater Quality and Plume Boundaries for Select Contaminants of Concern at Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Wisconsin (2000 - 2018)|
|Authors||Marina J Metes, Phillip J Goodling, Matthew G Pajerowski|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Water Science Center|
Assessment of contaminant trends in plumes and wells and monitoring network optimization at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Assessment of contaminant trends in plumes and wells and monitoring network optimization at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Sauk County, WisconsinSoil and groundwater at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant (BAAP), Sauk County, Wisconsin, were affected by several contaminants as a result of production and waste disposal practices common during its operation from 1942 to 1975. Three distinct plumes of contaminated groundwater originate on BAAP property and extend off-site, as identified by previous studies. Routine sampling of groundwater qualitAuthorsMatthew Pajerowski, Phillip J. Goodling, Marina Metes