Mapping Aquifers

People along rivers in seven states including Kentucky may see a low-flying helicopter towing a long cylinder, starting late this month and going into July.The 30-foot-long tube holds an electromagnetic instrument that the U.S. Geological Survey uses to make maps of aquifers.Officials say the helicopter will generally fly along rivers in Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. It will start in what’s called the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, which the agency says is the nation’s third-largest area of irrigated cropland.

Source: MG News

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