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Project Contacts:

Sue Kahle
USGS-Washington Water
Science Center

934 Broadway, Suite 300
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-552-1600
sckahle@usgs.gov

Erick Burns
USGS-Oregon Water
Science Center

2130 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
503-251-3250
eburns@usgs.gov

A Part of the U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program
Publications

Burns, E.R, Snyder, D.T, Haynes, J.V., and Waibel, M.S., 2012, Groundwater status and trends for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 20125261, 52 p., http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20125261.

Burns, E.R., Morgan, D.S., Peavler, R.S., and Kahle, S.C., 2011, Three-dimensional model of the geologic framework for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5246, 44 p.

Ely, D.M., Burns, E.R., Morgan, D.S., and Vaccaro, J.J., 2014, Numerical simulation of groundwater flow in the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 20145127, 90 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145127.

J.J. Vaccaro, S.C. Kahle, D.M. Ely, E.R. Burns, D.T. Snyder, J.V. Haynes, T.D. Olsen, W.B. Welch, and D.S. Morgan, 2015, Groundwater availability of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1817, 87 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1817.

Kahle, S.C., Morgan, D.S., Welch, W.B., Ely, D.M., Hinkle, S.R., Vaccaro, J.J., and Orzol, L.L., 2011, Hydrogeologic framework and hydrologic budget components of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 20115124, 66 p.

Kahle, S.C., Olsen, T.D., and Morgan, D.S., 2009, Geologic setting and hydrogeologic units of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3088, 1 sheet.

Snyder, D.T., and Haynes, J.V., 2010, Groundwater conditions during 2009 and changes in groundwater levels from 1984 to 2009, Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5040, 12 p.

Sue C. Kahle and John J. Vaccaro, 2015, Groundwater resources of the Columbia Plateau regional aquifer system: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3063, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153063.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2008, Ground-Water Availability Assessment for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-2008-3086, 2 p.

Vaccaro, J.J., 2010, Potential impacts of climate change on groundwater resources of the Columbia River basin [presentation]: Portland, Oreg., Pacific Northwest Science Conference, June 16, 2010, 18 p. (PDF, 1.7MB)

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