The University of Delaware's popular Land and Sea Lecture series wraps up this Friday, March 26, with a talk by Peter P. McLaughlin Jr., senior scientist with the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS).
The free public lecture will begin at 10 a.m. at the Virden Center, which is located on UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
McLaughlin will discuss “More than Turning on the Tap: Understanding the Groundwater of Southern Delaware and the Hidden Geology That Holds It.” Groundwater is one of Delaware's most important natural resources, providing nearly all fresh water for public, domestic, commercial, irrigation, and industrial uses south of the C & D Canal in Delaware.
DGS researchers are working to more accurately delineate the occurrence of groundwater resources in southern Delaware. McLaughlin will present the results of recent DGS work to map the underground geologic formations that provide groundwater, and he will review DGS efforts to evaluate technical issues related to the availability and quality of water in these formations.
UD’s Office of University Relations sponsors the series, which is celebrating its 25th year.
DGS is housed in UD's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE). For more on CEOE, visit www.ceoe.udel.edu.