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Officials in West Michigan plan groundwater study
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) - Officials in one West Michigan county are concerned about the future of the area's groundwater supply and are planning an in-depth study.
The Grand Haven Tribune reports that Ottawa County planner Mark Knudsen says the study is envisioned to include calculated models of the flow of water in the area. He says the study is expected to cost $300,000 to $400,000.
The study follows one by Michigan State University's Water Resource Institute about the future of the Marshall aquifer, one of two major groundwater sources in Ottawa County. The Marshall aquifer resembles a ring and is located in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.