Microbiology and oxidation-reduction geochemistry of the water-table and Memphis aquifers in the Allen well field, Shelby County, Tennessee
The shallow and Memphis aquifers in Shelby County, Tennessee, are valuable natural resources that are used for domestic, public-supply, and agricultural water use. The Memphis aquifer is the primary source for public supply in West Tennessee and provides 170 to 175 million gallons of water per day for more than 900,000 people (Robinson, 2018). The shallow aquifer includes the unconfined water table, provides domestic water supplies in Shelby County, and is susceptible to contamination from urban and industrial activities, underground storage tanks, old dumps, and other sources. Both aquifers are likely to be stressed in the future by factors such as population increase, contaminant migration from historical contamination sites, industrial and agricultural activities, climate change, and other competing demands on the water resources.
|Microbiology and oxidation-reduction geochemistry of the water-table and Memphis aquifers in the Allen well field, Shelby County, Tennessee
|Thomas D. Byl, Mike Bradley
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center