Title

GIS and the development of a source water assessment plan

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires every state to develop a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) that evaluates the vulnerability of drinking water intakes. The first step in the SWAP is the delineation of source water protection zones. Within the source water protection zones, a database of potential contaminants that could impact the drinking water intake is created, and the likelihood of the contaminant reaching the intake is assessed. ArcView and ArcGIS are used in this study to delineate the source water protection zones within the Las Vegas Valley, identify the proximity of potential contaminants to the drinking water intake, manage GPS field data, and investigate the land uses within the source water protection zones.

Disciplines

Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Fresh Water Studies | Natural Resources Management and Policy

Comments

Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 8-12, 2002, San Diego, California.
Presented at: 22nd Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 8-12, 2002, San Diego, California

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