Media Advisory

September 17, 2010

John M. Clemens
John Vaccaro

253-552-1635
253-552-1620

jclemens@usgs.gov
jvaccaro@usgs.gov

Yakima Groundwater Update at Public Meetings

What: Update on the cooperative Yakima River Basin Ground-Water Study. The work completed to date will be summarized and preliminary results from a regional groundwater-flow model will be presented.

Topic: In cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the Yakama Nation, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is conducting a study of the groundwater system in the Yakima River Basin and how it interacts with rivers and streams in the basin. The study included data collection, mapping of hydrogeologic units and ground-water levels, and a computer model to bring together all the information. USGS scientists will summarize accomplished work, describe the computer model, and present preliminary results from the model. More information on the study: http://wa.water.usgs.gov/projects/yakimagw/

When: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 1:30 3:00 p.m.
Where: Gardenview Room of the Jewett Center at Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA; 509-248-7337. Link to map: http://tinyurl.com/yakima-arboretum

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:00 7:30 p.m
Where: Hal Holmes Center, 209 North Ruby St., Ellensburg, WA; 509-962-7240. Link to map: http://tinyurl.com/hal-holmes

When: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 9:00 10:30 a.m., during scheduled Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project meeting.
Where: Gardenview Room of the Jewett Center at Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA; 509-248-7337. Link to map: http://tinyurl.com/yakima-arboretum

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