Groundwater-surface water relations in the Fox River watershed: insights from exploratory studies in Illinois and Wisconsin

Open-File Report 2014-1055
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Abstract

Exploratory studies were conducted at sites bordering the Fox River in Waukesha, Wisconsin, during 2010 and McHenry, Illinois, during 2011–13. The objectives of the studies were to assess strategies for the study of and insights into the potential for directly connected groundwater and surface-water systems with natural groundwater discharge to streams diverted and (or) streamflow induced (captured) by nearby production-well withdrawals. Several collection efforts of about 2 weeks or less provided information and data on site geology, groundwater and surface-water levels, hydraulic gradients, water-temperature and stream-seepage patterns, and water chemistry including stables isotopes. Overview information is presented for the Waukesha study, and selected data and preliminary findings are presented for the McHenry study.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Groundwater-surface water relations in the Fox River watershed: insights from exploratory studies in Illinois and Wisconsin
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1055
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141055
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Illinois Water Science Center
Description 20 p.
Time Range Start 2010-01-01
Time Range End 2013-12-31
Country United States
State Illinois;Wisconsin
Other Geospatial Fox River Watershed
Projection Albers Equal-Are Conic projection
Scale 2000000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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