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Hydrogeologic considerations for an interstate ground-water compact on the Madison aquifer, northern Great Plains

January 1, 1994

The development of an interstate ground-water compact for the
Madison aquifer in the Northern Great Plains may provide a framework to
allocate equitably this large ground-water resource while avoiding
possible future interstate legal conflicts. However, some technical
problems will have to be resolved first. A compact designed to regulate
or to allocate the available ground water will have to be written in
very precise, legally acceptable definitions. The required definitions
may infer a degree of measurement accuracy that cannot be technically
or economically provided. Therefore, a trade off may be required
between preserving natural conditions and allowing beneficial use of the
ground-water resource.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1978
Title Hydrogeologic considerations for an interstate ground-water compact on the Madison aquifer, northern Great Plains
DOI 10.3133/ofr78138
Authors Leonard F. Konikow
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 78-138
Index ID ofr78138
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization

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