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Media Advisory

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

Release: October 6, 2011

John Clemens

John Vaccaro

Final Yakima Groundwater Summary at Public Meeting Oct. 20

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What: Summary of the cooperative Yakima River Basin Groundwater Study. The work completed will be summarized and 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 conducted 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 results from the model. More information on the study:

Where: Gardenview Room of the Jewett Interpretive Center at Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA; 509-248-7337;

When: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m (1:00 – 1:30 p.m. open house)

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