Jordan aquifer of Iowa

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Water demand for all uses in Iowa is increasing at an accelerated rate. Demand has increased from about 1,800 million gallons per day in 1955 to 3,500 million gallons per day in 1975 (MacKichan, 1957; Murray and Reeves, 1977). By the year 2020, water demand is expected to be eight times that in 1975 (Barnard and Dent, 1976). Historically, about 75 percent of the demand, excluding that required for power generation, has been met by withdrawals from the water-bearing zones (aquifers) in Iowa's ground-water reservoir. Because this percentage is expected to remain about the same, the anticipated future demands will require extensive withdrawals from the ground-water reservoir. The increasing stress on the ground-water system, which already is severely stressed in several places in the state, will create development and management problems that will require hydrologic information to solve. In order to provide this information, the lowa Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey has instituted a series of investigations to define, describe, and evaluate the major aquifers in Iowa's groundwater reservoir. Information from each investigation will be presented in atlas format.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Title Jordan aquifer of Iowa
Series number 6
Subseries Miscellaneous Map
Year Published 1978
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Country United States
State Iowa
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