Research and Funding Research Projects
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.
Accomplishments / Benefits
Kimberly Van Meter