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USGS scientists presented recent research results and updated stakeholders on USGS groundwater activities at the 2021 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium (Virtual) on May 6, 2021.

The annual one-day symposium, hosted by Penn State Extension and co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and others, was held virtually this year due to Covid-19.

USGS participation in this year's symposium included:

  • Opening Remarks — Melinda Chapman, USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center Director 
  • Plenary Presentation — Investigations to Understand and Mitigate Coal-Mining Impacts to Groundwater in Pennsylvania — Charles Cravotta
  • Plenary Presentation — Analysis of Pennsylvania Groundwater Monitoring Network Data Collection, 2015-2019 — Matthew Conlon and Joe Duris
  • Session Presentation — Effects of Changing Water-Supply Pumping on Regional Flow Paths of PFAS-Contaminated Groundwater at Willow Grove and Warminster, Pennsylvania — Dan Goode and Lisa Senior
  • Organizing Committee — Jeff Chaplin, Groundwater and Water Availability Section Chief 

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USGS employee Sam Banas adjusting a solar panel and installing real-time equipment onto a groundwater well.
USGS scientist Sam Banas adjusting a solar panel and installing real-time equipment onto a groundwater well.