Groundwater quality assessment for public policy in Iowa
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Groundwater quality assessment for public policy in Iowa first annual report, 1983-84 to the Joyce Foundation, Chicago, Illinois by R. Rajagopal

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Published by University of Iowa in Iowa City .
Written in English


  • Groundwater -- Iowa.,
  • Water quality -- Iowa.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-245).

Statementsubmitted by R. Rajagopal.
LC ClassificationsGB1025.I8 R34 1985, GB1025.I8 R34 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 245 p. :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16130194M

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This report summarizes the monitoring at the piezometers, a network of tile lines, private wells and surface-water sites. This data and the results of previous investigations in this region are used to evaluate the impacts of drainage wells on groundwater quality.   concern in Iowa’s groundwater conducted to date, and one of the first conducted in the United States. Raw groundwater samples were collected from 66 public supply wells during the spring of , when the state was recovering from drought conditions. Samples were. The DNR manages water quality through the implementation of the state's Water Quality Standards. These standards are found in Chapter 61 of the Iowa Administrative Code. The States Water Quality Standards help ensure that all Iowans have surface waters that are fishable and swimmable to the fullest extent practicable and water resources that are put to their best beneficial uses. Water Quality Assessments. All of the data collected through the IDNR's Water Monitoring Program section and many other agencies is used to make an "assessment" of the water quality for a given stream. These assessments, known as the (b) Water Quality Reporting process, use quantitative data to determine the quality of Iowa's water resources.

  Rajgopal Groundwater quality assessment for public policy in India; 1st Annual report. Department of Geography, IOWA University, IOWA, pp. 10– Razack M and Dazy J Hydrochemical characterization of groundwater mixing in sedimentary and metamorphic reservoirs with combined use of piper’s principal and factor analysis; J. Hydrol. Water quality index (WQI) is valuable and unique rating to depict the overall water quality status in a single term that is helpful for the selection of appropriate treatment technique to meet the concerned issues. However, WQI depicts the composite influence of different water quality parameters and communicates water quality information to the public and legislative decision makers. The assessment of the ground water quality was carried out in the different wards of Indore City. The present work is aimed at assessing the water quality index (WQI) for the ground water of Indore City and its industrial ground water samples of all the selected stations from the wards were collected for a physiochemical analysis. 5 Groundwater quality assessment Groundwater quality is generally assessed based on a comparison of measured groundwater quality indicators against guideline values. Groundwater investigation levels (GILs) are provided in Schedule B6 of the National Environment Protection (Assessment of Site Contamination) Measure (April ).

The Groundwater Protection Act also established the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University to study agricultural imapcts on groundwater quality, and established the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa to help small businesses properly handle and dispose of solid and hazardous materials. Groundwater Protection – IA With passage of the Groundwater Protection Act (House File ), Iowa articulated a comprehensive policy regarding groundwater contamination. The Act established a scheme to raise revenue in three ways: pesticide manufacturing registration fees, pesticide dealer licensing fees, and fertilizer taxes. Monitoring Groundwater Quality The Iowa groundwater quality monitoring program was initiated in by the IDNR, USGS, and University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory. The monitoring program provides consistent data describing the chemical water quality of the principal aquifers in Iowa and determines possible trends in water quality. This report is intended to serve as the current report on the status of groundwater in Iowa. It focuses on the water supply, or “water quantity” work of the DNR and its partners, and briefly summarizes the status of Iowa’s groundwater supplies. It also summarizes a review of DNR water allocation policy.