groundwater irrigation has made area farmers rich, and kept countless towns alive across the high plains.
Despite cleanup efforts, groundwater springs contaminated with PCBs still flow into Stout's Creek.
Shoddy well construction is considered a primary cause of groundwater contamination at drilling sites.
Water that collects or flows beneath the Earth's surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment, and rocks. Groundwater originates from rain and from melting snow and ice and is the source of water for aquifers, springs, and wells. The upper surface of groundwater is the water table.