ALBANY PROJECT LINKS
- Albany potentiometric surface
- Monitoring and water-use data supporting the Georgia Water Plan
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Groundwater Monitoring in the Albany Area
Project Number: 2503-0021S
Project Chief: Debbie Warner Gordon
Cooperator: Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission
Year started: 1977
Progress and Significant Results, 2001
- Continued investigating of nitrate contamination in the vicinity of the southwestern Albany area wellfield. Samples were collected from six wells during March 2001 for field properties, dissolved nitrite plus nitrate, and nitrogen-15 and oxygen-18 isotopes to help determine the source of nitrate contamination.
- Continued hydrologic and water-quality monitoring, and operation of continuous groundwater-level monitoring network, which includes 23 wells in 5 aquifers;
- Added three new wells to continuous recorder network in the vicinity of the wellfield;
- Presented hydrographs from eight of the wells in the network in a monthly letter report and on the Albany Web page, and
- Summarized local water-resources conditions for year 2000 in the USGS Open-File Report “Groundwater Conditions in Georgia, 2000” (Cressler and others, 2001).
- Collected water-level measurements from 66 wells in the southwest Albany area during October 29–30, 2001, and constructed a potentiometric-surface map.
- Collected water samples from 11 wells in the same area during November 13–16, 2001, are being analyzed for major cations, anions, and nutrients.
- Developed a Web site for the Albany program to provide the public with hydrologic information in the Albany area. Included on the Web site is information on Groundwater activities; references and publications; groundwater, surface-water, and drought monitoring; groundwater-quality data; and links to many other Web pages related to Albany’s water issues.
- Continued maintaining Albany area databases. During 2001, a water-quality database was developed to provide information on water-quality data collected since 1951 in the Albany area. This database is available on a CD–ROM (Warner and others, 2002) and is linked to the aforementioned Web site.