The IGS’ Jason Vogelgesang conducting an electromagnetic terrain conductivity geophysical survey.

Iowa’s Vast Underground Wilderness

Who hasn’t taken a trip to a national, international, or state park, wilderness area, beach, or local fishing hole looking to come back refreshed and rejuvenated? Natural areas are vital for our health, providing cognitive and physical benefits.

map of the state of Iowa showing average annual recharge

Groundwater Recharge and Drought

Clearly, drought is an issue that affects all Iowans and understanding the consequences of drought on groundwater recharge will be important during an uncertain climate future.