There was an interesting post on BLDGBLOG yesterday that reminded me of one of the pages I added to the wiki on Thursday about the Great Miami Valley Buried Aquifer. The post refers to an article on New Scientist that's about the work UNESCO is doing related to groundwater resources. I figure it's a good excuse to do a post with a lot of maps in it...
If you live in the northwestern part of Hamilton County, you probably get your water from the GMVBA, an extensive sand and gravel aquifer that extends in a southwesterly direction from Indian Lake, north of Dayton, Ohio, to the Ohio River, generally following the course of the Great Miami River.
If you live in the orange area, you're served by the GMVBA:
Greater Cincinnati Water Works puts it through this filtering process before it gets to your house.
Since this aquifer doesn't cross any international boundaries, the UNESCO Convention on transboundary aquifers doesn't apply to us much here, but we do have a consortium that protects the aquifer, dealing mostly with pollution issues.
These are the areas protected by various municipalites nearby:
Just for good measure, here are some more maps of groundwater resources for the whole state of Ohio:
Thoughts on the Status of My CD Collection - *(This is a repsonse to Streamlining Physical Media: What's the Status of Your CD and DVD Collection? over on my friend Chris' blog. Go there and read that...
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