2018 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

A Study of Arsenic and Uranium Concentrations in the Treasure Valley Aquifer System

Degree Program

Hydrologic Science, MS

Major Advisor Name

Shawn Benner

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


Treasure Valley Aquifer System in southwestern Idaho contains well-documented uranium and arsenic concentrations over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drinking water standards of 30 µg L-1 and 10 µg L-1, respectively (EPA, 2001). Most of the region’s water use is sourced from the aquifer system, so current and robust knowledge is necessary of the spatial and temporal extent of uranium and arsenic in the groundwater (Bartolino and Vincent, 2017). The primary objectives of the study are spatial and temporal characterization of the contaminants, an exploration of uranium source, and well monitoring and construction recommendations.

Funding Information

Idaho Department of Water Resources

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