Application of a geographic information system in analyzing the occurrence of atrazine in groundwater of the mid-continental United States

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The US Geological Survey, US Department of Agriculture, and US Environmental Protection Agency are conducting research and regional assessments in support of policy alternatives intended to protect water resources from agricultural chemical contamination. The mid-continent was selected because of the intense row crop agriculture and associated herbicide application in this region. An application of a geographic information system is demonstrated for analyzing and comparing the distribution of estimated atrazine use to the detection rate of atrazine in groundwater. Understanding the relations between atrazine use and detection in groundwater is important in policy deliberations to protect water resources. Relational analyses between measures of chemical use and detection rate by natural resource units may provide insight into critical factors controlling the processes that result in groundwater contamination from agricultural chemicals. 

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Application of a geographic information system in analyzing the occurrence of atrazine in groundwater of the mid-continental United States
Year Published 1993
Language English
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description 10 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings, Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources
First page 601
Last page 610
Conference Title Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources
Conference Location Vienna, Austria
Conference Date April 19-22, 1993
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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