Regional Aquifer Systems
Class Term Project Presentations
The members of the GO 571 Class of 2006 have prepared the last online lecture in our series. The following pages are provided as a complement to chapters 7 and 8 in your text book. In-depth coverage of aquifers or aquifer systems located in the hometowns or regions of interest to each of the class participants are presented here. This year, two of the aquifers reported on are considered unconsolidated aquifers ("High Plains" and "Equus Beds") while the others are Lithified sedimentary or igneous rock aquifers(Tonganoxie, Ozark, Denver Basin, Edwards, Cretaceous and Snake River). Each report is unique. Please read through each paper as you ponder subtle and dramatic distinctions between Earth's aquifer systems, and are introduced to natural, artificial, and political issues associated with these differences. Enjoy this year's "virtual hydrogeologic road trip" through the several of ground-water regions in the midwestern and western parts of North America that are discussed in the textbook.