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Assessing private well contamination in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin: The southwest Wisconsin groundwater and geology study

May 16, 2022

Rural residents of Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties in Wisconsin rely on private wells for their water. Contaminants like nitrate and bacteria from septic systems, fertilizer, and manure can contaminate the groundwater that residents use. Groundwater is vulnerable to contamination where the soil layer is thin and the bedrock is fractured, which is the case for much of the study region. This study includes five objectives that were designed to assess and understand private well water contamination in the three counties.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Assessing private well contamination in Grant, Iowa, and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin: The southwest Wisconsin groundwater and geology study
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Authors Joel P. Stokdyk, Mark A. Borchardt, Aaron Firnstahl, Ken Bradbury, Moe Muldoon, Burney A Kieke
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
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Index ID 70231664
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Water Science Center