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Groundwater quality in Geauga County, Ohio: status, including detection frequency of methane in water wells, 2009, and changes during 1978-2009


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Jagucki, M.L., Kula, S.P., and Mailot, B.M., 2015, Groundwater quality in Geauga County, Ohio—Status, including detection frequency of methane in water wells, 2009, and changes during 1978–2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5032, 116 p., 5 app.,


Domestic wells that are not safeguarded by regular water-quality testing provide drinking water for 79 percent of the residents of Geauga County, in northeastern Ohio. Since 1978, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has worked cooperatively with the Board of Commissioners and Geauga County Planning Commission to monitor the quality of groundwater in four commonly used aquifers in county—the glacial deposits, the Pottsville Formation, the Cuyahoga Group, and the Berea Sandstone. A 33-percent growth in population from 1980 to 2009 increased the potential for humans to influence groundwater resources by withdrawing more groundwater, disposing of more human waste near the land surface, treating an expanded network of township roads with [...]


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doi doi:10.3133/sir20155032
series unknown Scientific Investigations Report

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journalScientific Investigations Report
typePublication Place
valueReston, VA

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