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Critical Issues Forum 2016: A Success!

Irrigation equipment. (Background: Copyright Shutterstock.com/Sergey Nivens; right: Copyright Shutterstock.com/Cecilia Lim H M)
The 2016 Critical Issues Forum, Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer concluded today at the Colorado School of Mines Ben H. Parker Student Center. An initial summary of social media posts using #CIForum16 were compiled connecting people to various resources, but also communicate interesting questions raised at the event. A summary report will be available within the next year. 

NGWA: Four Steps for Well Owners to Protect Water Wells, Health During Hurricane Flooding

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(WESTERVILLE, OH — October 5, 2016) The owners of private household water wells in areas threatened by Hurricane Matthew flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality​, the National Ground Water Association said today.
 
If a well has been flooded:

Interactive map of groundwater quality in Idaho

The Idaho Bureau of Laboratories has produced an interactive map of groundwater quality for nine major contaminants across the state. Map layers are available for arsenic, chloride, copper, fluoride, iron, manganese, selenium, sulfate, and total nitrate.

Contaminant concentrations are provided for a variety of well depths, and maximum level guidelines from the EPA are provided, along with potential health effects from long-term exposure above these levels. Additional resources are also provided for further information on each contaminant.

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