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Northcentral Sumas-Blaine Surficial Aquifer Nitrate Characterization Project - June 1999

Publication number Date Published
00-03-010March 2000
VIEW NOW Northcentral Sumas-Blaine Surficial Aquifer Nitrate Characterization Project - June 1999 (Number of pages: 13) (Publication Size: 659KB)

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Author(s) Erickson, D.
Description Studies over the last 10 years have documented extensive nitrate contamination of the Northcentral Sumas-Blaine Surficial Aquifer in Whatcom County largely from agricultural sources. The aquifer is a candidate for long-term monitoring. However, spatial and temporal variability of nitrate concentrations in shallow groundwater in an agricultural setting poses a challenge to identify long-term trends.

This study investigates two alternative methods, volunteer well owner sampling and commercial field test kits, that may help to reduce the cost of a large-scale monitoring program.
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Keywords volunteer, Whatcom, county, results, characterization, environmental, wells, study, water, trend, nitrate, laboratory, aquifer
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #SUMAS


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