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Using enteric pathogens to assess sources of fecal contamination in the Silurian Dolomite Aquifer: Preliminary results

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https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5_23

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Abstract

The fractured Silurian dolomite aquifer is an important, but vulnerable, source of drinking water in northeast Wisconsin (Sherrill in Geology and ground water in Door County, Wisconsin, with emphasis on contamination potential in the Silurian dolomite, 1978; Bradbury and Muldoon in Hydrogeology and groundwater monitoring of fractured dolomite in the Upper Door Priority Watershed, Door County, Wisconsin, 1992; Muldoon and Bradbury in Assessing seasonal variations in recharge and water quality in the Silurian aquifer in areas with thicker soil cover. p 45, 2010). Areas underlain by the Silurian dolomite aquifer are extremely vulnerable to groundwater contamination from various land-use activities, especially the disposal of human wastewater and dairy manure. Currently there is no consensus as to which source of wastewater generates the greater impact to the aquifer.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Using enteric pathogens to assess sources of fecal contamination in the Silurian Dolomite Aquifer: Preliminary results
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5_23
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Karst groundwater contamination and public health
First page:
209
Last page:
213