Groundwater Contamination

Presence of a biological, chemical, or elemental agent in groundwater in such a concentration that it renders water unfit for a particular use. Contaminants can be from human derived and/or natural sources.

Below is a list of publications related to Groundwater Contamination. Select a publication number to access more detailed information and their respective files available for download.

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AOF 112 Map
Howland, M.D., and Freethe, G.W., 1978, Selected hydrologic data related to the water-table aquifer of north Kenai: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Alaska Open-File Report 112, 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360.
I 829-C Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1976, Map showing ground water conditions in the Fairbanks D-2 SW Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map 829-C, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
MF 668-B Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1975, Map showing ground water conditions in the Fairbanks D-2 NW Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 668-B, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
MF 669-B Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1975, Map showing ground water conditions in the Fairbanks D-2 SE Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 669-B, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
MF 670-B Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1975, Map showing ground water conditions in the Fairbanks D-2 NE Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 670-B, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
MF 671-B Map
Pewe, T.L., and Bell, J.W., 1975, Map showing ground water conditions in the Fairbanks D-1 SW Quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 671-B, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
OF 74-57 Report Map
Zenone, Chester, Schmoll, H.R., and Dobrovolny, Ernest, 1974, Geology and ground water for land use planning in the Eagle River-Chugiak area, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 74-57, 25 p., 1 sheet.
OF 82-1016 Report
Nelson, G.L., 1982, Vertical movement of ground water under the Merrill Field landfill, Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1016, 24 p.
OF 85-341 Map
Hopkins, G.C., 1985, Arsenic, nitrate, iron, and hardness, in ground water, Goldstream Road, Yankovich Road, and Murphy Dome Road areas, (T.1 N, R.2 W, FM), Fairbanks, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-341, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360.
OF 87-712 Report
Madison, R.J., McElhone, T.J., and Zenone, Chester, 1987, Alaska ground-water quality: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-712, 8 p.
OF 89-624 Report
Brunett, J.O., 1989, Lateral movement of contaminated ground water from Merrill Field Landfill, Anchorage, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-624, 20 p.
OF 96-466 Report Outside Link
Glass, R.L., 1996, Ground-water conditions and quality in the western part of the Kenai Peninsula, south-central Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-466, 66 p.
OF 98-198 Report
McCarthy, K.A., Lilly, M.R., Braddock, J.F., and Hinzman, L.D., 1998, Natural attenuation of chlorinated-hydrocarbon contamination at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; a hydrogeochemical and microbiological investigation work plan: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-198, 49 p.
OF 2002-90 Report Outside Link
Mueller, S.H., Goldfarb, R.J., Farmer, G.L., Sanzolone, R.F., Adams, M., Theodorakos, P.M., Richmond, S.A., and McCleskey, R.B., 2002, Trace, minor and major element data for ground water near Fairbanks, Alaska, 1999-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-90, 12 p.
OF 2003-244 Report Outside Link
Verplanck, P.L., Mueller, S.H., Youcha, E.K., Goldfarb, R.J., Sanzolone, R.F., McCleskey, R.B., Briggs, P.H., Roller, M., Adams, M., and Nordstrom, D.K., 2003, Chemical analyses of ground and surface waters, Ester Dome, central Alaska, 2000-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-244, 40 p.
OF 2006-1209 Report Outside Link
Moran, E.H., and Solin, G.L., 2006, Preliminary water-table map and water-quality data for part of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1209, 1 p.
P 1615 Report
Farmer, G.L., Goldfarb, R.J., Lilly, M.R., Bolton, Bob, Meier, A.L., and Sanzolone, R.F., 2000, The chemical characteristics of ground water near Fairbanks, Alaska, in Kelley, K.D., and Gough, L.P., ed., Geologic studies in Alaska by the U. S. Geological Survey, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1615, p. 167-178.
PDF 95-21 Report
Vohden, Jim, 1995, Summary of inorganic water quality sampling in the Fairbanks railroad industrial area, Fairbanks, Alaska: 1994-1995: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Public Data File 95-21, 9 p.
SIR 2005-5002 Report Outside Link
Dinicola, R.S., Simonds, F.W., and Defawe, Rose, 2004, Monitoring the natural attenuation of petroleum in ground water at the former Naval complex, Operable Unit A, Adak Island, Alaska, May and June 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5002, 52 p.