7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017
- Kenneth Bradbury, WGNHS
- Susan Swanson, WGNHS
This project directly addressed the need for comprehensive and widespread information on spring hydrology in Wisconsin to assess impacts of high-capacity wells on spring flow rates and to characterize the susceptibility of certain spring types to impacts as a result of groundwater drawdown.
Objectives: The broad objectives of the project were (1) to create a springs database for the State of Wisconsin by conducting field surveys of springs with historical flow rates of 0.25 ft3/s or more and (2) to establish reference springs in representative hydrogeological and ecological settings for long-term monitoring and characterization of the vulnerability of common types of springs to groundwater withdrawals or changes in recharge.