|This presentation is a self-guided tour to
familiarize residents with current issues of concern in the Lower Portneuf River Valley
Aquifer - Pocatello's and Chubbuck's sole water supply. The focus of this
presentation is on the need to better manage our water supply. The concern is that,
because we live on top of the aquifer, and because the aquifer has scant protection from
activities at the land surface, our water supply is vulnerable to contamination - and in
need of protective management. The Idaho Geological Survey has designed this presentation
to assist residents, water managers, and political leaders to become aware of the water
supply situation in the lower Portneuf Valley, so that the community can collectively
evaluate whether improved water management methods are required to better protect this
aquifer's valuable water resource.
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