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Effects of pumping collector wells on river-aquifer interaction at Platte River Island near Ashland, Nebraska, 1998

Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4161

Prepared in cooperation with the City of Lincoln
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Abstract

The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, owns and operates two large collector wells-W90-1H and W90-2H-on the Platte River Island near Ashland, Nebraska (fig. 1). Wells W90-1H and W90-2H augment water supplies from the city's primary well fields on the west bank of the Platte River. In 1998, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the city of Lincoln entered a cooperative agreement to study the interaction of the Platte River with the underlying alluvial aquifer during various pumping scenarios for the collector wells. Description of the river-aquifer interaction at the Platte River Island while the collector wells are pumping will enable water managers to regulate the relative amounts of river water and ground water withdrawn by the collector wells. Results also will contribute to improved understanding of surface-water/ground-water relations in similar alluvial settings.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of pumping collector wells on river-aquifer interaction at Platte River Island near Ashland, Nebraska, 1998
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
99-4161
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
6 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Nebraska
Other Geospatial:
Platte River Island
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N