Background and Purpose
The Bitterroot Valley has been one of the fastest growing areas throughout the State. With the conversion of land from agricultural to residential use, groundwater withdrawals and consumptive use have changed. Residential development has also resulted in increased septic density. The purpose of this project is to determine the potential effect of residential groundwater withdrawals from development east of Florence on groundwater levels and stream depletion in the Bitterroot River and Threemile and Eightmile Creek drainages. Potential groundwater-quality degradation as a result of septic waste drainage will also be investigated.
The study will focus on the Threemile and Eightmile Creek drainages and will address the following:
Project Duration: December 2009 to July 2013
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