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Overview of Groundwater Resources in Northeast Mississippi
Proceedings of the 2019 Mississippi Water Resources Conference
Year: 2019 Authors: Brister A.
The Monitoring Branch of the Office of Land and Water Resources (OLWR) within the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is tasked with monitoring the state's groundwater and surface water resources so that the resources can be put to beneficial use while also being protected. A survey of groundwater levels was completed in 2018 in the Paleozoic and Cretaceous aquifers, which are utilized in twenty counties in the Northeastern area of the state. Water levels were collected by a team of geologists and engineers using methods involving steel and electric tapes from which new potentiometric maps, hydrographs, and cross-sections were created. Changes in water levels across the area of investigation are identified and quantified with areas of significance being highlighted and further investigated. This information is utilized by the Permitting, Certification, and Compliance Division of OLWR to inform the management and permitting of the use of groundwater and surface water resources.