This assignment is designed to expose students in my undergraduate 3 credit non lab elective geohydrology course to a variety of hydrogeological environments and groundwater issues/problems that exist in the United States. Much of the course (field trip and local groundwater contamination case study) highlights and emphasizes understanding of the shallow unconsolidated aquifers in Michigan. Students use as their main source of information the data and illustration rich professional USGS Groundwater Atlases. Using this resource, in this activity students learn about the structure of aquifers in volcanic rock, karst and permafrost regions. They teach their fellow students about groundwater problems that result due due to overpumping, subsidence, sinkholes, saltwater intrusion and coal mining. Key words: hydrogeologic environments, water supply and water quality problems, aquifers


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    Water cycle/groundwater-surface water interface,Higher Education,NSDL,Water supply/water resource evaluation,Environmental Science,Ground Water,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Water quality/chemistry,Geoscience,Aquifer properties,Social Sciences,Water Quality and Quantity,Geology of groundwater occurrence,Chemistry,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20130611184114988T,Groundwater flow,NSDL_SetSpec_380601



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