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Gelman Plume Moves East?

Question Corner: January 2022

Q. Why does the Gelman Plume move steadily eastward? I would expect a liquid to disperse in all directions.

A. Ann Arbor water treatment plant manager Brian Steglitz explains: "Just like a river, groundwater has a gradient that determines the direction of groundwater flow ... groundwater tends to follow the natural topography and toward a surface water feature, in this case the Huron River."

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