Groundwater Monitoring

Monday, December 4, 2017: 10:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m.
102 B (Music City Center)

Scott Morie, PG, CGWP, CHMM
10:30 a.m.
Radium Mobility and the Age of Groundwater in Drinking-Water Supplies from the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer System

Paul Stackelberg1, Zoltan Szabo2 and Bryant C. Jurgens3, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center, Troy, NY, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey Water Science Center, Lawrenceville, NJ, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, Sacramento, CA

10:50 a.m.
The National Groundwater Monitoring Network – A Progress Report and an Invitation to Participate

Robert P. Schreiber, PE, BCEE, D.WRE, Water Resources, CDM Smith, Boston, MA

11:10 a.m.
Evaluating Water Levels in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain using National Groundwater Monitoring Network Data

Daryll Pope1, Ronald Busciolano2, Mark Durway3, David L. Nelms4, Jeff Raffensperger5, Nat Wilson6 and David R. Wunsch, Ph.D., PG7, (1)New Jersey Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lawrencevile, NJ, (2)Department of Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Coram, NY, (3)North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Raleigh, NC, (4)USGS, Richmond, VA, (5)MD/DE/DC Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Baltimore, MD, (6)State of North Carolina Dept of Environmental Quality Water Resources, Raleigh, NC, (7)Delaware Geological Survey, Newark, DE

11:30 a.m.
Lead and Manganese in Untreated Drinking Water from Aquifers in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, Eastern USA

Jeannie Barlow, PhD1, Craig J. Brown, Ph.D.2 and Bruce Lindsey3, (1)Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Jackson, MS, (2)U.S. Geologic Survey, East Hartford, CT, (3)Pennsylvania Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, New Cumberland, PA

11:50 a.m.
Improved Monitoring for Remediation Effectiveness with Water Quality Sondes

Adam Hobson, PG, Bryan Grigsby, P.G. and Alex Powell, S.S. Papadopulos & Associates, Inc., Boulder, CO

12:10 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:30 p.m.
Analytical Study of Groundwater Flow in a Vertical Plane at the Interface Of Permafrost

Sairavichand Paturi and David Barnes, Ph.D., PE, Water and Environmental Research Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

1:50 p.m.
Implementation of a Non-Traditional Groundwater Level Monitoring Network in New Mexico

Sara Chudnoff, PG1 and Stacy Timmons2, (1)New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Albuquerque, NM, (2)NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, NM

2:10 p.m.
Tidal Influence on Remediation Sites: Understanding Predominant Gradients and Flow Inversion Effects on Mass Flux

Robert J. Stuetzle, P.Geo.1, James W. Schuetz, P.G.2, Daniel Gomes3 and Rick Wenzel, P.G.1, (1)Environmental Remediation and Restoration, The Dow Chemical Company, La Porte, TX, (2)Parsons, Buffalo, NY, (3)ERM, Denver, CO

2:30 p.m.
Application of Environmental Tracers in the Analysis of Flow in Discontinuous Permafrost Aquifers

Bridget Eckhardt1, David Barnes, Ph.D., PE2, Michelle Barnes1 and Ronald Daanen, Ph.D.3, (1)Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, (2)Water and Environmental Research Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, (3)Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Fairbanks, AK

2:50 p.m.
Acoustic Technology Provides New Groundwater-Level Monitoring Opportunities

Joseph Fillingham, Ph.D.1, Charles Dunning, Ph.D.2 and Doug Cherkauer, Ph.D.3, (1)Wellntel Inc., Silver Spring, MD, (2)Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, (3)Geosciences, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

3:10 p.m.

3:30 p.m.
Arsenic Concentration Variability in Newly Constructed Drinking Water Wells in Minnesota, USA

Melinda Erickson, PhD, PE1, Helen Malenda2 and Emily Berquist3, (1)US Geological Survey, Mounds View, MN, (2)Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO, (3)Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, MN

3:50 p.m.
Montana in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

John LaFave1 and Thomas W. Patton2, (1)Montana Groundwater Assessment Program, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte, MT, (2)MT Bureau of Mines & Geology, Butte, MT

4:10 p.m.
Drilling and Installation of Deep Groundwater Monitoring Wells: Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

Mark Everett, PG1, Danny Katzman2, David Broxton2 and Steven White1, (1)Environmental Management, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, (2)Environmental Programs, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

4:30 p.m.
A New Methodology to Reduce Cost of Groundwater Monitoring Programs

Farid Achour, PhD, Site Solution and Water Resources, Ramboll, Irvine, CA

4:50 p.m.
Gaining Insights Into Risks to Groundwater Using Big Data and Machine Learning

Jennifer Bauer, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy, Albany, OR

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