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AIPG/Georgia Ground Water Association Joint Meeting
May 12, 2017
Revised Hydrogeologic Framework of the Floridan Aquifer System
Speaker: Eve Kuniansky, Southeast Region Groundwater Specialist, U.S. Geological Survey Water Mission Area, Norcross, GA
When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 12 Noon to 1 pm
Where: USGS SAWSC, Norcross, GA
USGS South Atlantic Water Science Center, 1770 Corporate Drive Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30093
Reservations for lunch required by Thursday, May 11 [Call or Email Greg Cherry at email@example.com or (678) 924-6632]
Meeting Topic: The hydrogeologic framework for the Floridan aquifer system was revised by incorporating new studies and data that have become available since the original framework established by the U.S. Geological Survey in the 1980s. Adjustments were made to the internal boundaries of the Upper and Lower Floridan aquifers as well as the previously numbered middle confining units (MCUI–MCUVIII). Boundaries were mapped using results from local studies and regional correlations of lithstratigraphic and hydrogeologic units or zones. Additional zones within the aquifers have been incorporated into the framework to allow finer delineation of permeability variations within the aquifer system. The revisions are part of the USGS Regional Groundwater Availability Studies. (https://water.usgs.gov/ogw/gwrp/activities/regional.html )
Biographical Sketch: Eve L. Kuniansky has over 30 years’ experience in hydrology, hydrogeology, and hydraulics. In 1983, she began a career with the U.S. Geological Survey gaining experience in surface-water modeling, project management, borehole geophysics, geologic mapping, field data collection, and ground-water flow simulation of near shore sediments; carbonate rock aquifers and karst systems. She has developed and applied code for both finite-element and finite difference simulation of groundwater flow and transport. She currently is the Groundwater Specialist for the USGS in the southeastern USA providing technical assistance to groundwater projects throughout the southeastern USA and Puerto Rico. Additionally she has provided training and groundwater expertise in Israel, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa for the USGS International Water Resources Branch.
The trip will visit various historical and outcrop sites, current uranium mines, processing plants, and other related sites of interest. The field trip is to be held the 3rd weekend of May, 2017, i.e., May 19 (Friday) through May 21st (Sunday), backtracking to San Antonio, Austin, and then Houston by sundown. register your interest in the field trip and to reserve your seat on the bus (first come, first saved), send us an email (to: firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and email and the number of seats you wish to reserve. For more information go to AIPG Texas Section - May 2017 Field Trip Announcement .
The presentations at this workshop will focus on how to identify risk management remedies ranging from aggressive removal to long term exposure maintenance, what are the right questions to ask, and how to collect the data to answer those questions. This workshop will provide the same thought provoking, high quality technical presentations and discussions that have come to be expected of the AIPG Michigan Section’s annual workshop. As professionals working in the environmental in-dustry, we make decisions regarding potential and real exposures daily using tools developed from the latest advances in science and technology, statutory requirements and professional experience.
The AIPG Michigan Section is pleased to announce the presentation schedule for the upcoming Environmental Risk Management Workshop to be held on June 13-14, 2017 at the Ralph A. MacMullen Conference Center in Roscommon, Michigan. We have many great presentations being offered again this year in case study format and some outstanding field demonstrations as well. This workshop not only provides quality, thought-provoking presentations, we also focus on networking, building relationships, and forming partnerships to solve the complex environmental issues that we face every day. Be sure to sign up soon! Space is limited. See you in June.
Sara Pearson and Rick Dunkin
AIPG Michigan Section Workshop Technical Co-Chairs
Michigan Section events for 2017
Participants will be guided through Holcim's on-site quarries where limestone from the Cretaceous Fort Hays Member of the Niobrara Formation is mined as the principal raw ingredient, and the Cretaceous Codell Sandstone is mined for use as a silica additive. Pyrite nodules and fossils may be collected from spoils piles of the Niobrara Formation. The Fort Hays Member is the principal target of the horizontal drilling programs in the Denver Basin and the quarry provides one of the best local outcrops of the Fort Hays.
The tour continues as our group is guided through the cement quarry to see the massive blending hall, corrective raw material silos, and operations control room. Cement manufacturing is one of the most complex in industrial minerals. The tour will be an excellent time to fully understand its manufacture.
We will see everything on the north side of the River including Quarry Tour - fossil and mineral collecting, the Mobile Equipment, Crusher, Blending Hall, etc.
Hardhats required, steel toed boots encouraged. AIPG does have hard hats that will available to participants.
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