Bureau of Reclamation's High Plains States Ground Water Recharge Program

by Bruce P. Glenn, Groundwater Recharge Program, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water


The Bureau of Reclamation is conducting a two-phase program to demonstrate the feasibility of recharging declining aquifers in the 17 western states. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 17 western states are cooperating entities. In Phase I a detailed plan and selection of projects for Phase II implementation was developed and submitted to Congress. Phase II will be carried out over 5 years and consist of 21 demonstration projects - 12 projects in the High Plains States of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming and 9 projects in the remaining 9 western states. The program is being carried out under the provisions of Public Law 89-434, 'The High Plains States Ground Water Demonstration Act'.

Subject Headings: Water reclamation | Land reclamation | Bureau of Reclamation | Groundwater recharge | Water resources | Water quality | Feasibility studies | Geology | United States | Colorado | Kansas | Nebraska | New Mexico | Oklahoma | South Dakota | Texas

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