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

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

August 07, 2014 07:16 PM

UPDATED August 13, 2014 12:34 PM

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