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Fresh water under the ocean

This video illustrates (via animation) how freshwater aquifers are present beneath the ocean floor, and how these offshore supplies can be tapped for agricultural use and urban water supply. It also illustrates how the use of offshore aquifers to enhance oil extraction can affect groundwater supplies onshore and potentially lead to land subsidence.
Dur 1 min

What is the Critical Zone?

This brief animation describes and provides a spatial perspective of the "Critical Zone", which is a relatively thin layer on the earth, extending from the tops of trees to groundwater. It is the interface where air/water/soil/rock meet to make life possible on earth.
Dur 2 min

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project Overview

This video describes plans for an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASP) test project in the Elmodel Wildlife Management Area in Georgia. ASP is a way of storing water in deep aquifers until they are needed during periods of drought. Multimedia include a map of ASR Projects in the U.S. and an animation of the ASP process, which consists of pumping water from the shallow Floridan Aquifer into the deeper Claiborne and Clayton Aquifers. During dry periods, groundwater will be pumped from these storage aquifers to supplement river flow.
Dur 4 min

The Nature Conservancy – California’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

This animation shows how groundwater and wetlands change during periods of drought, recharge, and from aquifer pumping. It shows how winter rains create seasonal wetlands and recharge the aquifer, allowing plants easy access to water. Intensive groundwater pumping in nearby wells can lower groundwater levels (aquifer depletion) and deplete the surface water, so less water is available to plants and animals.
Dur 1 min

Clean Water Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Supreme Court’s Maui Decision

Panelists discuss the history of the County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund case, the legal and policy issues at stake, and what the decision might mean for the future of Clean Water Act regulation, permitting, and litigation.
Dur 65 min

How to Draw a Groundwater Flow Net

This video shows a groundwater flow net being sketched with pencil and paper. The video provides an opportunity to see that drawing a flow net is a process of trial-and-error.
Dur 13 min

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Fresh water under the ocean

This video illustrates (via animation) how freshwater aquifers are present beneath the ocean floor, and how these offshore supplies can be tapped for agricultural use and urban water supply. It also illustrates how the use of offshore aquifers to enhance oil extraction can affect groundwater supplies onshore and potentially lead to land subsidence.

What is the Critical Zone?

This brief animation describes and provides a spatial perspective of the "Critical Zone", which is a relatively thin layer on the earth, extending from the tops of trees to groundwater. It is the interface where air/water/soil/rock meet to make life possible on earth.

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Project Overview

This video describes plans for an Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASP) test project in the Elmodel Wildlife Management Area in Georgia. ASP is a way of storing water in deep aquifers until they are needed during periods of drought. Multimedia include a map of ASR Projects in the U.S. and an animation of the ASP process, which consists of pumping water from the shallow Floridan Aquifer into the deeper Claiborne and Clayton Aquifers. During dry periods, groundwater will be pumped from these storage aquifers to supplement river flow.

The Nature Conservancy – California’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

This animation shows how groundwater and wetlands change during periods of drought, recharge, and from aquifer pumping. It shows how winter rains create seasonal wetlands and recharge the aquifer, allowing plants easy access to water. Intensive groundwater pumping in nearby wells can lower groundwater levels (aquifer depletion) and deplete the surface water, so less water is available to plants and animals.

Clean Water Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Supreme Court’s Maui Decision

Panelists discuss the history of the County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund case, the legal and policy issues at stake, and what the decision might mean for the future of Clean Water Act regulation, permitting, and litigation.

How to Draw a Groundwater Flow Net

This video shows a groundwater flow net being sketched with pencil and paper. The video provides an opportunity to see that drawing a flow net is a process of trial-and-error.

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