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Ground Water Quality Survey near Edaleen Dairy, Whatcom County, Washington, January 1990 to April 1993

Publication number Date Published
94-37April 1994
VIEW NOW Ground Water Quality Survey near Edaleen Dairy, Whatcom County, Washington, January 1990 to April 1993 (Number of pages: 68) (Publication Size: 4MB)

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Author(s) Garland, D. and D. Erickson
Description Ground water quality was surveyed over a three-square mile area encompassing a large new dairy in Whatcom County. The survey consisted of periodic sampling and water-level monitoring of 21 domestic and irrigation wells located within a one mile radius(far-field) of the 900-head dairy. This survey was conducted in conjunction with a near-field, three-year ground water study which focused on ground water quality impacts of the waste storage lagoon at the new dairy. The lagoon is situated over a shallow, unconfined, outwash aquifer. The purpose of this far-field water quality survey was to 1) define far-field ground water flow conditions in the vicinity surrounding the dairy and lagoon, and, 2) identify changes in ground water quality in local wells potentially affected by dairy lagoon leakage.
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Keywords specific conductance, Whatcom, county, nitrogen, wells, flow, study, water, water quality, quality, survey, waste, nitrate, nitrite, irrigation, ground water monitoring, groundwater, ground water, dairy, chloride, ammonia
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack
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