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Research Project: Investigating the Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Lower Mississippi River Basin

Location: Delta Water Management Research

Project Number: 6024-13000-003-39-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 1, 2018
End Date: Mar 31, 2021

Objective:
Investigate the viability of managed aquifer recharge in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Determine testable designs for infiltration gallery. Investigate options for site choice based on sub-surface inventory. Design a monitoring protocol to determine utility of infiltration gallery.

Approach:
Use existing information from USGS and other sources to determine optimal locations for infiltration gallery locations. Consideration will be given to sites near reservoirs where existing relationships have been established for collaboration with land owner/farmers. Work with USDA-NRCS to design infiltration galleries. Calculate design flows of systems. Install 2-6 systems and monitor their function for a minimum of 2 seasons. Analyze data, publish and present findings.