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Northern aquifer tour highlights water resources

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - The We Are Guahan organization hosted a free northern lens aquifer bus and walking tour for the public today. Dr. John Jenson of the Water and Environmental Research Institute at the University of Guam spoke about water resources, hydrology, geology and infrastructure on island.

The tour included visits to Mount Alutom, the Dededo Coral Pit and Quarry, Mount Santa Rosa and the South Pacific Peace Park and Mataguac Hill.  "More people are going to be using water, but if we manage it properly we can handle more people," said Dr. Jenson.  "So this it's just a question of knowing your resource and being able to use good management techniques and being organized so that people can manage it properly."

We Are Guahan member and tour organizer Marie Auyong says many in the community are worried about water resources as it pertains the buildup.  "I think as we saw in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, there were some things that were proposed.  For example, the drilling of 22 wells at Andersen Air Force Base.  Some people are worried about some of the historical contamination that may have occurred. I think having a specialist here gives people are opportunity to ask these questions," she told KUAM News.

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