Upper Pierre Aquifer Publication


CDWR has published Water Resources Investigation WRI 2017-1a, The Upper Pierre Aquifer of the Cheyenne Basin, Northeastern Colorado, Geologic Cross Sections.

A brief summary of the report is below:

WRI 2017-1a

Th Upper Pierre Aquifer of the Cheyenne Basin,
Northeastern Colorado, Geologic Cross Sections

By Ralf Topper, Clinton D. Meyer, Marshall Haworth, Kevin C. Donegan,
Hillary Banks, Aaron Bandler, Andrew Flor, and Matthew A. Sares

First of a two-part hydrogeologic study of the Upper Pierre aquifer within the Cheyenne Basin of northeastern Colorado consisting of a short text report with 11 plates. This report (WRI 2017-1a) is a compilation of ten regional geologic cross sections created from interpretation of geophysical logs from 200 oil and gas wells. The cross sections depict the following geologic/hydrogeologic intervals: South Platte River alluvial aquifer, Ogallala Formation, White River Formation, Laramie Formation, Fox Hills Sandstone, Upper Pierre Shale upper confining layer, Upper Pierre aquifer, Pierre Ash, Upper Pierre Shale lower confining layer.

The text, maps and cross sections can be downloaded from the DWR Homepage in the “New!" section in the middle of the page. http://water.state.co.us

Final Report - Addressing Changes in Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer


The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the publication of the final report and videos of the presentations from the 2016 Critical Issues Forum, “Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer.” This forum brought together a wide range of scientists, economists, water managers, policy experts, students, water industry professionals, and representatives from federal, state, and local agencies and organizations, to share perspectives on groundwater management, monitoring, and use in the High Plains and further afield.

You can download a free copy of the final report at https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/ci-forum-2016/final-report

Videos of the presentations are available at https://www.americangeosciences.org/policy/ci-forum-2016/presentations

If you have any questions or comments, please contact AGI’s Critical Issues Program at cipinfo@americangeosciences.org.