Evaluation of Legacy Contamination at the Urban/Agricultrual Interface Using Publically-Available Data
Groundwater quality at the urban/agricultural interface is monitored by both public and private parties. The monitoring well networks used for these various monitoring programs do not often overlap and the findings of these monitoring programs can offer differing views of groundwater quality conditions. In California and other states, results of groundwater monitoring at the urban/agricultural interface are available to the public, in a number of databases or in repositories. This presentation discusses groundwater quality data from the urban/agricultural interface information that is available to the public; where it is located; the scale and monitoring wells used; how the results of the monitoring programs compare and contrast; and how the differences can be used to. Included in the presentation are the past, current, and future potential issues related to emerging agricultural chemical contaminants.