University of Memphis begins five-year aquifer research project

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 09, 2019 3:53 PM CT | Published: April 08, 2019 11:05 PM CT

The effort to map breaches in the clay layers protecting the city's underground water supply will also include longer-term goals like the best placement of wells and how the aquifers move.

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