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Lower Beaverhead West

Background and Purpose

The purpose of the project was to determine the magnitude and extent of groundwater drawdown and stream depletion occurring due to high-capacity irrigation pumping from aquifers, and to evaluate possible Area location map for Lower Beaverhead west areaimpacts to sloughs and the Beaverhead River from future groundwater development.

Groundwater/surface-water interactions and pumping effects on water resources were examined through a detailed hydrogeologic investigation of the study area, which included field studies, analysis of data, and numerical modeling.

Project Scope

This GWIP study characterizes the hydrogeology and examines how the groundwater and surface-water systems respond to pumping through the following tasks:

Installing surface water instrumentation on Blacktail Creek.Installing surface water instrumentation on Blacktail Creek.

Project Duration: September 2009 to September 2012

GWIP Personnel Assigned:

Ginette Abdo – Team Leader/Hydrogeologist
email Ginette

Julie Butler – Groundwater Modeler/Hydrogeologist
email Julie 

Todd Myse – Hydrogeologist
email Todd 

Dean Snyder – Hydrogeologist
email Dean 

Project Factsheet: 2011 (pdf file)

Project Updates:
Helena Area Progress Report – July 2011 (pdf file)


Project Reports and Publications:

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