Drought Assessment and Local Scale Modeling of Osceola County Rural Water District

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The Iowa Geological Survey (IGS) completed a drought assessment to evaluate current and future groundwater availability for the Osceola County Rural Water District (OCRWD) wellfield near May City, Iowa. In addition, a calibrated groundwater flow model was constructed to provide OCRWD with various strategies to enhance and increase both aquifer storage and induced recharge. For the purposes of this summary report the aquifer will be referred to as the Ocheyedan aquifer. The current users include the Osceola County Rural Water District North Wellfield (OCRWD), and approximately twenty-three irrigation wells.

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  • critical issues, database publication, water availability, drought, iowa