Georgia Water Science Center
GROUNDWATER MONITORING PROJECT LINKS
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Groundwater Information and Project Support
Project Chief: Michael F. Peck
Hydrologic technicians set up a real-time continuous recorder in Glynn County, Georgia, to monitor water-levels and specific conductance. The site is a multipoint well completed in the upper and lower water-bearing zones of the Upper Floridan aquifer. The equipment consists of a data logger, two 30-pounds-per-square-inch transducers to record water levels, an electric pump, and a specific conductance probe. Water levels are measured hourly and specific conductance once-per-day and transmitted by satellite telemetry. Photo by Alan M. Cressler.
Groundwater supplies about 22 percent of freshwater withdrawals in Georgia—about 1.2 billion gallons per day during 2005. More than 1.9 million people are served by groundwater supplies, and 486 million gallons per day are withdrawn for irrigation (Fanning and Trent, 2009). The distribution and quality of groundwater are highly variable and directly related to geology and natural and human stresses. Monitoring groundwater levels and groundwater quality is essential for the management and development of this resource.
Groundwater Monitoring Network
The Georgia Groundwater Information and Project Support Unit will, upon request, perform database searches using the Groundwater Site Inventory (GWSI) database.
Fanning, J.L., and Trent, V.P., 2009, Water Use in Georgia by County for 2005; and Water-Use Trends, 1980–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5002, 186 p.; Web-only publication.
Peck, M.F., and Painter, J.A., and Leeth, D.C., 2009, Ground-water conditions and studies in Georgia, 2006–2007: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5070.
Leeth, D.C., Peck, M.F., and Painter, J.A., 2007, Ground-water conditions and studies in Georgia, 2004–2005: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007–5017, 299 p., CD–ROM.