New Michigan water worry emerges near former air base Detroit Free Press (3/10) Harmful chemicals spilled from the now-decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base are spreading into groundwater, affecting residential wells and potentially public health in the surrounding Oscoda community, Michigan state health officials said.
As wells go deeper, radium levels rise in Wisconsin's tap water Milwaukee Public Radio (3/6) In 2014, the village of Sussex in southeast Wisconsin made a dismaying discovery. The radioactive element radium, a contaminant that occurs naturally in bedrock throughout the region, had seeped into two of its seven water wells.
Could it happen here? Petoskey News-Review (2/5) An ample supply of water that is safe for consumption, much like other everyday essential commodities such as electricity, is something most people take for granted — until it's not available.
General Resources The Importance of Ground Water in the Great Lakes Region U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Ground water is a major natural resource in the Great Lakes region because it indirectly contributes more than 50 percent of the stream discharge to the Great Lakes. This report is an excellent evaluation of ground water conditions and issues in the region, illustrated with numerous figures and maps.
Education 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater U. of Illinois College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service Topics include reducing contamination risks from fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides, managinge pests with an integrated pest management program, improving chemical application, evaluating a site with groundwater protection in mind, and testing and treating water.
A Primer on Fresh Water Environment Canada Designed for educators, communities and organizations in a position to develop learning resources to enable Canadians to better understand their environment.
Groundwater Education in Michigan Program Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation The GEM program helps people understand the relationship between their actions and the quality of their environment, particularly groundwater. GEM has a network of community groups and universities across the state who initiate projects and share information about protecting groundwater.
Groundwater Education Strategy Great Lakes Commission This document lays out a framework to promote groundwater education programs in the region made up of findings of the Groundwater Education Task Force and its education roundtables.
Management Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Pesticides and Groundwater Strategy Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Describes the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's strategy, principles for addressing the protection of groundwater through the implementation of Best Management Practices and other prevention activities and plans for groundwater monitoring, information dissemination and recordkeeping. February 1996.
Reports Groundwater Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) From The Changing Illinois Environment: Critical Trends, 1994.