Assessment of biochar application to reduce nitrate leaching through agricultural vegetative treatment areas
Nitrate (NO3-) is the most prominent contaminate of private wells in Wisconsin, and agricultural has been directly linked to contributing to NO3- contamination in rural areas. There are mult...
Data-driven Groundwater Depth and Risk Forecasting in the Central Sands Region of WI for Sustainable Management
Successful management of groundwater (GW) quantity and quality requires an improved understanding of controls of natural and anthropogenic factors on GW dynamics and developing models and de...
Mass discharge of road salt via groundwater to surface waters in Southeastern Wisconsin
Chloride is the predominant dissolved-phase constituent of road salt and is highly mobile in runoff water, surface water, and groundwater. The concentrations of chloride in surface waters of...
Measurement of bacterial transport and immobilization in variably saturated geologic materials of WI
The occurrence of bacteria and other microbial agents in private wells across the state of Wisconsin poses significant risks to human health. Discrepancies between bacteria measurements in d...
Investigating sources of salinity associated with Ra and Sr in the Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system of eastern WI
The Midwestern Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system, an important drinking water source, contains elevated levels of radium (Ra) and strontium (Sr) in many Wisconsin municipalities. Radium is ...
Valuing groundwater quality: A cost function analysis of Wisconsin water utilities
With growing concerns about groundwater contamination and its effects on drinking water supply, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the costs and benefits of protecting groun...
Investigating in-season cover crops for reducing nitrate loss to groundwater below potatoes
In agricultural production, nitrogen fertilizers and other nutrient sources (e.g., manure, bio-solids, and legume credits) are valued for their ability to increase crop yields. However, some...