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Quality of Water from Shallow Wells in Urban Residential and Light Commercial Areas in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 2001 through 2002

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4118

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Abstract

In 2001-02, the U.S. Geological Survey installed and sampled 28 shallow wells in urban residential and light commercial areas in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, for a land-use study in the Acadian-Pontchartrain Study Unit of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The wells were installed in the Chicot aquifer system, the primary source of water for irrigation and public-water supplies in southwestern Louisiana. The purpose of this report is to describe the quality of water from the 28 shallow wells and to relate that water quality to natural factors and to human activities. Ground-water samples were analyzed for general ground-water properties and about 240 water-quality contituents, including dissolved solids, major inorganic ions, trace elements, nutrients, dissolved organic carbon (DOC), radon, chlorofluorocarbons, selected stable isotopes, pesticides, pesticide degradation products, and volatile organic compounds (VOC's).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of Water from Shallow Wells in Urban Residential and Light Commercial Areas in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, 2001 through 2002
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2003-4118
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2004
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description:
viii, 58 p.
Time Range Start:
2001-01-01T12:00:00
Time Range End:
2002-12-31T12:00:00