The pre-sedimentation basin at the river inlet station of the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project between Bentley and Sedgwick. Key information in a new U.S. Geological Survey report showed that a salt-water plume headed for Wichita’s well field had traveled one mile in 18 years, from 1990 to 2008. The plume is still a mile away from the well field, and it moves about one foot per day, according to the report.
The pre-sedimentation basin at the river inlet station of the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project between Bentley and Sedgwick. Key information in a new U.S. Geological Survey report showed that a salt-water plume headed for Wichita’s well field had traveled one mile in 18 years, from 1990 to 2008. The plume is still a mile away from the well field, and it moves about one foot per day, according to the report. Mike Hutmacher File photo
The pre-sedimentation basin at the river inlet station of the Equus Beds Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project between Bentley and Sedgwick. Key information in a new U.S. Geological Survey report showed that a salt-water plume headed for Wichita’s well field had traveled one mile in 18 years, from 1990 to 2008. The plume is still a mile away from the well field, and it moves about one foot per day, according to the report. Mike Hutmacher File photo

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August 07, 2014 7:16 PM

Federal report helps detail size, speed of salty plume headed for Wichita’s water wells

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