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C713
Groundwater Engineering for Water Supplies - The Basin and Range Basin-Fill Aquifer System

Conrad G. Leszkiewicz, PhD, PE, PG

The dominant application of groundwater engineering is the provision of water supplies for municipalities, agriculture, and industries. Sufficient groundwater supplies are essential for the health and economic well-being of the United States. With increasing demands for water from growing world populations, agriculture, and industry, as well as growing intermittent, if not long-term shortages of surface water due to droughts, groundwater is becoming an even more important source of fresh water for society.

The Basin and Range basin-fill aquifers, taken together, comprise the fourth largest principal water supply aquifer system in the United States. The system is a vital source of water for the arid Southwest. This 7-hour course will provide an introduction to this important aquifer system by focusing on six basin-fill aquifers: Salt Lake City, Utah; Reno, Carson City, and Las Vegas, Nevada; and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. It will document concerns resulting from declining water levels and quality degradation due to rapid population growth and development.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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