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Scratchgravel Hills (Helena)Scratch Gravel Hillsocation area

Background and Purpose

Proposed subdivisions in the Scratchgravel Hills have caused concern about how much development can occur, how densely homes can be spaced, and if restrictions on water usage are needed. Elevated nitrate levels have been seen in some wells, creating concerns about the use of individual septic systems in this area of thin soils and shallow fractured bedrock. These concerns resulted in the designation of the Green Meadow Temporary Controlled Groundwater Areas (CGWA) in April 2008.

Project Scope

Andy Bobst prepares to determine relative elevations of a staff gage and piezometer near Sevenmile Creek.Andy Bobst prepares to determine relative elevations of a staff gage and
piezometer near Sevenmile Creek

Project Duration: July 2009 to June 2011

GWIP Personnel Assigned:

Andrew Bobst – Project Manager/Hydrogeologist
406.496.4409
email Andy BobstABobst@mtech.edu

Julie A. Butler – Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler
406.496.4854
email Julie ButlerJButler@mtech.edu

Kirk Waren – Hydrogeologist
406.496.4866
email Kirk WarenKWaren@mtech.edu

Jane Madison – Professional Scientist

James Swierc, Lewis and Clark County Water Quality Protection District, Helena, MT
406.457.8585
/jswierc@co.lewis-clark.mt.us

Project Factsheet – Aug 2011 (pdf file)

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Project Data available here:
http://mbmggwic.mtech.edu/sqlserver/v11/menus/menuProject.asp?mygroup= &myroot=BWIPSG&ord=1&