Quantifying Nitrate Accumulation in the Groundwater of the Southern Lake Michigan Region

Major Goals and Objectives

Nitrogen contamination in groundwater of the Southern Lake Michigan region endangers both the potability of well water in the region and contributes a source of ‘legacy nitrogen’ to the surface waters of the southern Lake Michigan region. Using a data-driven approach leveraging machine learning and GIS, this graduate student scholars project will for the first time provide an estimate of how much nitrate is stored within the aquifers of the Upper Mississippi River Basin and Lake Michigan watersheds.

Research Information

Principal Investigator:
Victor Schultz
Initiation Date:
2021

Our Work

Contacts

Kimberly Van Meter
kvanmete@uic.edu