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Groundwater Monitors

 

 

Tracking well water level
MCD can provide assistance to groups of residential well owners who share a concern about the quantity of water available to their wells. Concerns about climate changes or nearby groundwater pumping activities have united neighborhood groups to learn more about this hidden, underground resource.

 

Homeowners typically measure the depth to water on a once-per-month basis. Over a period of one to two years, the homeowner is able to establish a fairly good baseline record of groundwater levels for the climatic conditions and groundwater pumping conditions that were present during that time period.

Continued monitoring of groundwater levels allows homeowners to detect trends in the average depth to groundwater due to changes in the amount of groundwater that is pumped or changes in the amount of recharge that the aquifer receives from precipitation or some other source of recharge.

MCD also provides assistance in compiling the groundwater level data into an annual report, describing any trends that may be present. For more information on MCD’s Citizen-Based Monitoring Program, contact Krystal McNutt , (937) 223-1278 ext. 3236.

 

 

 

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