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By Dave Ostdiek
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Environment Trust grant helps improve groundwater aquifer data


For The Sun-Telegraph

Steve Sibray, a UNL conservation and survey division research hydrogeologist, shows one of the well logs from an oil well that is being scanned to provide data to improve groundwater models.

Several organizations on local and state levels are pooling efforts and money, along with additional funding from the Nebraska Environmental Trust, in a project designed to improve understanding of groundwater hydrogeology in the Nebraska Panhandle by collecting and digitizing decades' worth of data from thousands of oil and gas well logs.

The well log information will be combined with other, existing data to give scientists and resources agencies a more detailed understanding of the High Plains Aquifer system in western Nebraska.

As a result, natural resources districts will know more abou...

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