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Wednesday, October 9 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Provo Aquifer Storage and Recovery the Path to a Long Term Sustainable Water Supply

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Provo, like many cities along the Wasatch Front, is projected to grow significantly in the coming years. The projected growth, along with a trend of declining water levels in some of their wells, led them to take a proactive approach to ensure the long term sustainability of their water supply. One part of the path to sustainability for Provo includes aquifer storage and recovery (ASR). This talk will focus on the technical and physical feasibility of a successful ASR project. Topics covered will include:
• navigating water rights to identify sources available for ASR
• infiltration based ASR
• injection based ASR
• ASR site identification
• groundwater modeling as an ASR tool
As part of Provo’s ASR planning the spring runoff for the 2018-19 winter was monitored. Water content in the snow pack was used to estimate how much runoff would infiltrate and/or flow down from the mountains through the adjacent canyons east of Provo. Geophysical techniques were also used to document and observe how the flows in the streams and sediments migrated down into the valley fill aquifer in order to inform how ASR might utilize the same mechanisms to move water into the aquifers beneath Provo and bolster future water supply availability.

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Jeff Davis

Senior Hydrogeologist, Barr Engineering
Jeff is a licensed professional engineer and a certified groundwater professional with 25 years of experience in environmental engineering, hydrogeology, and software and model development. He has experience across the country in a variety of water resource related projects as well... Read More →

Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Opera House