Wisconsin’s Karst Aquifers

On February 19, 2020, WGNHS hydrogeologist Maureen Muldoon gave a talk for Wednesday Nite @ The Lab (WN@TL) entitled “Why Are Wisconsin’s Karst Aquifers So Susceptible to Groundwater Contamination?” This talk focused on the hydrogeology of Wisconsin’s karst aquifers and covered what karst is, how it forms, and where in Wisconsin we have karst aquifers. Maureen also explained how groundwater moves in those aquifers, existing water-quality data, and the characteristics that make those aquifers so vulnerable to contamination.

Watch her talk on this page or on YouTube.

WN@TL is a science outreach program from UW–Madison in which researchers in myriad fields give free public presentations describing their work.