Wyoming Water Science Center
ABOUT THE WYOMING
Monitoring for Pesticides in Wyoming's Water
Sampling of selected wells in the High Plains/Casper Arch Basin (2008), Bighorn Basin (2009), and the rest of the State (2010) was conducted in order to evaluate changes in concentration and types of pesticides detected in the groundwater. A report summarizing the project findings will be published in 2012.
Six sites were sampled in September 2009 and again in April/May of 2010. A fact sheet describing the results of all of the project's sampling of surface water was published in 2010 and is available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3011/.
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Eddy Miller
USGS Project Manager
521 Progress Circle, Suite 6
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82007
Funding for the project is provided by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Geological Survey, and an EPA Section 319 grant administered by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Non-Point Source Program.