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Wyoming groundwater-quality monitoring network

Fact Sheet 2011-3041

Prepared in cooperation with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
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Abstract

A wide variety of human activities have the potential to contaminate groundwater. In addition, naturally occurring constituents can limit the suitability of groundwater for some uses. The State of Wyoming has established rules and programs to evaluate and protect groundwater quality based on identified uses. The Wyoming Groundwater-Quality Monitoring Network (WGQMN) is a cooperative program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) and was implemented in 2009 to evaluate the water-quality characteristics of the State's groundwater. Representatives from USGS, WDEQ, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Wyoming Water Development Office, and Wyoming State Engineer's Office formed a steering committee, which meets periodically to evaluate progress and consider modifications to strengthen program objectives. The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe the WGQMN design and objectives, field procedures, and water-quality analyses. USGS groundwater activities in the Greater Green River Basin also are described.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Wyoming groundwater-quality monitoring network
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3041
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Wyoming Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Time Range Start:
2009-07-01
Time Range End:
2012-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming
County:
Laramie
Scale:
2100000
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N