Aquifer Essay Topics

The Ogallala Aquifer

The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest aquifer systems in the world in terms of area covered (174,000 square miles), underlying parts of eight states of the Great Plains: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and South Dakota (Nativ, 1). Recharge into the Ogallala Aquifer can take place through diffuse infiltration directly… View Article

Permeability of soil

Permeability is measured in term of water flow through the soil in a given time. The soil permeability is a very important factor to study the behavior of soil in its natural condition with respect to water flow. The size of pore space and interconnectivity of the spaces help determine permeability, so shape and arrangement… View Article

Legal issues with hydraulic fracturing

State the primary legal issue raised by hydraulic fracturing; state the primary environmental issues raised by hydraulic fracturing; and state what part of hydraulic fracturing plays or will play in meeting U. S. energy needs. Finding more energy sources including oil and natural gas will help to meet the energy demand and help provide our… View Article

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing is a process within the mining and drilling industries used to increase the output of an underground fluid. Fracturing is used to access or augment productivity in petroleum, water and natural gas. The actual process is accomplished deep underground when a pressurized fluid is ejected from underground piping into the surrounding rock formations…. View Article