Exotic Uses of Aquifers

by Raphael G. Kazmann, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA,


Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 3, Pg. 515-522


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Ground-water basin managers must be prepared to monitor and counteract potential hazards to conjunctive operation of ground-water basins. These hazards arise from legitimate activities, including the use of wells for disposal of liquid wastes, operation of sanitary land fills, storage of gas in aquifers, mining of valuable minerals that involves dewatering, and the mining of sand and gravel (that removes a part of the aquifer) which may also impair the recharge capability of the water-bearing formation. All of these activities may be safely accomplished within a ground-water management program if provisions are made for monitoring to detect the impact of such activities on the water supply before deleterious effects occur.

Subject Headings: Groundwater management | Aquifers | Basins | Wells (oil and gas) | Waste storage | Landfills | Mines and mining | Managers

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