Impact of changing snow cover and frozen ground regimes on groundwater recharge
Understanding the multifaceted feedbacks between snow cover, frozen ground, infiltration and GW recharge are critical for predicting the ways in which our groundwater resources will be affec...
Microbially-mediated oxidation of trace element-bearing sulfide minerals in sandstones of Trempealeau County, WI
This is an experimental project designed to gain insight into the kinetics of biologically-mediated sulfide mineral (e.g. pyrite) oxidation in sandstone aquifer sediments from Trempealeau Co...
Assessment of the source and mobility of phosphorus in the hydrologic system in western Wisconsin
Phosphorus loading in Wisconsin is responsible for significant lake eutrophication throughout the state, with severe societal and economic impacts, including a loss of recreational tourism, ...
The impact of dissolved organic matter composition on the formation of disinfection by-products in groundwater
Naturally occurring dissolved organic matter (DOM) poses a risk to human health when it reacts with disinfectants (e.g., chlorine) to form harmful disinfection by-products (DBPs) during drin...
Dynamics of Arsenic concentration and speciation in Wisconsin private drinking water wells
As a naturally occurring element, Arsenic (As) in drinking water can cause skin, bladder, lung, liver, colon, and kidney cancer as well as various other health issues such as blood vessel da...
Improving water and nitrogen use efficiency under changing weather variability in the Central Sands
Wisconsin Central Sands (WCS) potato and vegetable producers are facing increasing pressure to adopt farming practices – specifically irrigation and nitrogen (N) management – to minimize the