Brief Explanation

My Aquifer > Groundwater in the LPRV > How much more water can our aquifer supply?

 

The lower Portneuf aquifer's future capacity to supply water is predicated on the amount of recharge, or water that flows into it every year. Like a bank account balance, if water withdrawals exceed water inflow, the amount of water in the aquifer will decrease. The aquifer's water balance indicates that future water withdrawals can rise to a total of about 7.5 billion gallons per year without affecting the aquifer's long-term storage.