Introduction Approximately 75% percent of Wyoming's population uses groundwater as their primaiy drinking water source. This water resource is also frequently used for livestock watering throughout Wyoming and the semi-arid West Groundwater, however, can become quickly contaminated through the application of fertilizers and pesticides. Therefore, a cooperative study involving local citizens, the Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service, and the Wyoming Water Resources Center was begun in 1993 to assess the concentrations of nitrate, atrazine, and aldicarb in the groundwaters of Goshen County, Wyoming; one of the more concentrated agricultural areas in the state.
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