National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program - High Plains Regional Groundwater (HPGW) Study

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General Photos
Center-pivot irrigation sprinkler.
Center-pivot irrigation sprinkler
Feedlot near Guymon, Oklahoma.
Feedlot near Guymon, Oklahoma
Ariel view of center-pivot field near Elkhart, Kansas.
Ariel view of center-pivot field near Elkhart, Kansas
The escarpment created by the relatively resistant High Plains aquifer, viewed from northern Weld Co., Colorado.
The escarpment created by the relatively resistant High Plains aquifer, viewed from northern Weld Co., Colorado
Oil well near Guymon, Oklahoma.
Oil well near Guymon, Oklahoma
Outcrop of the Ogallala Formation, the main water-bearing unit if the High Plains aquifer, near the Canadian River in Texas.
Outcrop of the Ogallala Formation, the main water-bearing unit if the High Plains aquifer, near the Canadian River in Texas
Playa lake; a dominant feature of the High Plains area in the panhandle of Texas.
Playa lake; a dominant feature of the High Plains area in the panhandle of Texas
An Oklahoma High Plains sunset.
An Oklahoma High Plains sunset
Harvesting alfalfa near the Cimarron River in Kansas
Harvesting alfalfa near the Cimarron River in Kansas
Wheat field; a major crop in the central High Plains area
Wheat field; a major crop in the central High Plains area
Windmill near Turon, Kansas
Windmill near Turon, Kansas
Irrigated corn.
Irrigated corn
Local Texas resident, southern High Plains.
Local Texas resident, southern High Plains.
A sea of sunflowers, southern High Plains.
A sea of sunflowers, southern High Plains.
Earth, Texas, southern High Plains.
Earth, Texas, southern High Plains.
Rangeland setting of the norhtern High Plains.
Rangeland setting of the norhtern High Plains.
Rangeland setting in the Nebraska Sandhills, northern High Plains.
Rangeland setting in the Nebraska Sandhills, northern High Plains.
High-capacity irrigation well typical of the High Plains irrigated agricultural setting.
High-capacity irrigation well typical of the High Plains irrigated agricultural setting.
Groundwater sample collection inside a HPGW sampling vehicle.
Groundwater sample collection inside a HPGW sampling vehicle.
Transect Study
Ariel view of the Cimarron transect site near the Cimarron River in Kansas.
Ariel view of the Cimarron transect site near the Cimarron River in Kansas
Developing the Cimarron transect well using air.
Developing the Cimarron transect well using air
Drilling rig used for drilling transect wells; site near Liberal Kansas.
Drilling rig used for drilling transect wells; site near Liberal Kansas
Close-up of transect-site drill rig; Cimarron site.
Close-up of transect-site drill rig; Cimarron site
Core from the Permian red beds that underlie the High Plains aquifer in southwestern Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle.
Core from the Permian red beds that underlie the High Plains aquifer in southwestern Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle
Ariel view of center pivots in the Panhandle of Texas, southern High Plains.
Ariel view of center pivots in the Panhandle of Texas, southern High Plains.
Installation of a transect-study well in the rangeland of the northern High Plains.
Installation of a transect-study well in the rangeland of the northern High Plains.
Development of a ground-water well.
Development of a ground-water well.
Unsaturated-Zone Study
Special drill rig used for drilling the unsaturated-zone study wells. The drill rig is a casing-advance type that brings cuttings to the surface using air rather than fluid.
Special drill rig used for drilling the unsaturated-zone study wells. The drill rig is a casing-advance type that brings cuttings to the surface using air rather than fluid.
Instrumentation for monitoring the unsaturated zone in the central High Plains.
Instrumentation for monitoring the unsaturated zone in the central High Plains
Detail of surface-installation at the unsaturated-zone study sites, central High Plains.
Detail of surface-installation at the unsaturated-zone study sites, central High Plains.
Gas sampling in the mobile water-quality lab, central High Plains.
Gas sampling in the mobile water-quality lab, central High Plains.
Collection of core for analysis of physical properties and chemical analysis.
Collection of core for analysis of physical properties and chemical analysis.
Collection of drill cuttings.
Collection of drill cuttings.
Installation of heat dissipation probes, suction lysimeters, and gas sampling ports.
Installation of heat dissipation probes, suction lysimeters, and gas sampling ports.
Well installation using casing-advance drilling technology.
Well installation using casing-advance drilling technology.
Installation of a meteorological station at a northern High Plains rangeland site.
Installation of a meteorological station at a northern High Plains rangeland site.
Installed meteorological station at a northern High Plains rangeland site.
Installed meteorological station at a northern High Plains rangeland site.
Gas collection from water sampled from an unsaturated-zone study well.
Gas collection from water sampled from an unsaturated-zone study well.
Reconnaissance Study
Geophysical logging
Geophysical logging
Bailing a well
Bailing a well
Completed well
Completed well
Set-up for sampling the wells; a mobile water-quality lab and a pickup to hold the pump.
Set-up for sampling the wells; a mobile water-quality lab and a pickup to hold the pump.
Special pump used for sampling wells where there is a large depth to water.
Special pump used for sampling wells where there is a large depth to water
  
Focused-Flow Study
Collection of soil cores using a geoprobe, northern High Plains.
Collection of soil cores using a geoprobe, northern High Plains.
Application of KBr tracer to estimate infiltration rates at an unsaturated-zone well installation.
Application of KBr tracer to estimate infiltration rates at an unsaturated-zone well installation.
Land-Use Studies
Installation of land-use monitoring well at sunset on the southern High Plains.
Installation of land-use monitoring well at sunset on the southern High Plains.

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