Sparta Aquifer http://redriverradio.org en South Arkansas water solution draws attention of MIT scientists http://redriverradio.org/post/south-arkansas-water-solution-draws-attention-mit-scientists <p>A new graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology wrote an article in the new issue of a newsletter for civil engineers that demonstrates how Union County, Arkansas, found a solution to the rapidly declining Sparta Aquifer. It’s a success story that’s now 16 years in the making.</p><p></p><p>Robert Sowby, a fellow graduate student and his adviser traveled to El Dorado earlier this year to examine the Sparta Aquifer. Sowby was impressed to learn how residents, local industries, and government all pulled together to find a solution to the rapidly depleting water supply.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:43:30 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 31247 at http://redriverradio.org South Arkansas water solution draws attention of MIT scientists Stress test conducted on Sparta Aquifer in El Dorado http://redriverradio.org/post/stress-test-conducted-sparta-aquifer-el-dorado <p>The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a two-week&nbsp;heavy pumping test&nbsp;on the Sparta&nbsp;Aquifer. It&#39;s akin to a heart stress&nbsp;test to measure how water moves across the&nbsp;aquifer and replenishes itself.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:26:20 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 6759 at http://redriverradio.org Stress test conducted on Sparta Aquifer in El Dorado