Groundwater management


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The IAHS field trip Groundwater Effects of Urban and Agricultural Management, on May 13, was planned to show the effect of urban and agricultural “best management practices” (BMPs) on ground-water quality and hydrology. The research is done at several sites in Maryland, where observation-well networks provide information on the groundwater system, and data are being collected on precipitation and surface or storm-water characteristics at each site.

The first stop after leaving Baltimore was in Jefferson Patterson State Park in Calvert County, where agricultural BMPs are in use. There the attendees heard descriptions of the various phases of BMPs that have been implemented during data collection, viewed the data-collection network, and learned about the statistical and computer modeling analysis of the data.