Results of Test-Hole Drilling for Observation Well Planning in the Lower Loup Natural Resources District, Spring 2017

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Hallum, Douglas R., P.G.; Lackey, Sue Olafsen; Sibray, Steven S.
Nebraska; High Plains Aquifer; groundwater; Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) of central Nebraska; Earth Sciences; Geology; Geomorphology; Hydrology; Paleontology; Physical Sciences and Mathematics; Sedimentology; Soil Science; Stratigraphy
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The High Plains Aquifer underlies much of Nebraska. It is the primary source of groundwater within the Lower Loup Natural Resources District (LLNRD) of central Nebraska. Water derived from the aquifer is an important natural resource for the area and supplies water for recreation, wildlife and agriculture, as well as domestic, municipal, and industrial uses. Falling spring water levels measured in existing observation and irrigation wells have raised concerns about possible changes in water availability, groundwater-surface water relationships and water quality in the area, prompting the LLNRD to propose test holes and the collection of additional groundwater data in the region.