Groundwater Outreach in Huron, SD

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Detailed Description

USGS Hydrologist Ryan Thompson demonstrated a groundwater model to a 4th grade class in Huron, SD, on April 2, 2015. Ryan talked about groundwater and aquifers, and led students through several experiments to help them understand and measure the porosity, specific yield, and hydraulic conductivity of three different sizes of aquifer materials. Ryan also used dye in an aquifer model to demonstrate groundwater flow toward a pumped well, and interactions between groundwater and surface water. Each student also built their own aquifer model in a test tube. 

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to help them understand

 

and measure the porosity, specific yield, and hydraulic

 

conductivity of three different sizes of aquifer materials.

 

Ryan also used dye in an aquifer model to demonstrate

 

groundwater flow toward a pumped well, and interactions

 

between groundwater and surface water. Each student also

 

built their own aquifer model in a test tube.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1280 x 960

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Location Taken: Huron, SD, US