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SP11 Instructions for Preparation of Delaware Geological Survey Data Base Schedules

SP11 Instructions for Preparation of Delaware Geological Survey Data Base SchedulesInstructions for Preparation of Delaware Geological Survey Data Base Schedules

The DGS, in response to the needs for efficient storage, manipulation,retrieval, and report-generating capability, has proceeded with the conversion of the paper file data base to an integrated automated geologic, hydrologic, and mineral resource management information system. It is necessary to organize data in a systematic and standardized fashion for efficient entry into the automated system. To accomplish this, the DGS has made major revisions in the data recording and filing systems.

This report contains the new DGS data schedules, describes the information that should be recorded on each schedule, and presents instructions for preparation of the schedules. The schedules are designed to make various kinds of data consistent with the input format screens utilized in the automated system.

The types of schedules described include:
1. Well
2. Water Level
3. Lithologic Log
4. Sample
5. Aquifer Test
6. Geophysical Log
7. Field Water Quality
8. Laboratory Water Quality
9. OCS Well

Quantifying Geologic and Temporal Controls on Water and Chemical Exchange between Groundwater and Surface Water in Coastal Estuarine Systems

Conceptual models for submarine groundwater discharge
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Eutrophication is one of the most common and most severe problems facing coastal bays in
populated and agricultural areas. Unnaturally high quantities of nutrients enter fresh groundwater and surface water as a result of human activities. These nutrients contribute to the overpopulation of phytoplankton and macroalgae in coastal surface waters, which results in deterioration of water quality and animal habitat. This is a particular problem in the Delmarva region, where poultry farms, agricultural activity, and growing human populations have contributed to rapidly declining populations of blue crabs, striped bass, and many other species which live and breed in estuarine waters. The economic value of these species has, in part, prompted political action and efforts to manage nutrient inputs to groundwater and surface water, the primary pathways for nutrient loading to coastal waters. Despite significant reductions, coastal water quality has largely remained poor. A better understanding of the processes that moderate nutrient loading to coastal waters, particularly via groundwater, which is much more difficult to monitor than surface water inputs, is essential for improved management methods that will result in healthy coastal ecosystems. This project will improve understanding of where nutrients are coming from and how loading may be reduced, and may aid in identification of activities that exacerbate negative impacts.

Presentation on groundwater availability

John Talley, of the Delaware Geological Survey, made a presentation titled “Groundwater Availability, Trends in Water Use, and Potential Conflicts” at the Pickle Packers International spring meeting, Philadelphia, April 15.

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Presentation on assessing suitability of land for rapid infiltration basin systems

Scott Andres and Edward Walther, of the Delaware Geological Survey, presented "Development and Application of a GIS Screening Tool for Assessing Suitability of Land for Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems" at the National Ground Water Association Summit, Denver, April 12-15. Andres also participated in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the U.S. Subcommittee on Groundwater, "National Groundwater Monitoring Network: Listening Session."

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A GIS screening tool for assessing suitability of land for RIBS

Scott Andres and Edward Walther, of the Delaware Geological Survey, presented "Development and Application of a GIS Screening Tool for Assessing Suitability of Land for Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems" at the National Ground Water Association Summit, Denver, April 12-15. Andres also participated in a panel discussion co-sponsored by the U.S. Subcommittee on Groundwater, "National Groundwater Monitoring Network: Listening Session."

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DGS Cooperative and Joint-Funded Programs

The DGS is, by statute, the state agency responsible for entering into agreements with its counterpart federal agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey, the USGS Office of Minerals Information (formerly the U.S. Bureau of Mines), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (formerly the U. S. Minerals Management Service), and for administering all cooperative programs of the State with these agencies. The DGS also works with many in-state and out-of-state partner agencies and organizations.

Water Conditions Summary Station Map

Map displaying all observing stations monitored by DGS for current and long-term conditions as part of the Water Conditions Summary for Delaware.

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Nc13-03

DGS Well Nc13-03

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1970 to present
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.825698, -75.615997

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Jd14-01

DGS Well Jd14-01

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1972 to present
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Map County: 
Kent County
Map Location: 
39.159999, -75.532501

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Id55-01

DGS Well Id55-01

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1969 to present
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Map County: 
Kent County
Map Location: 
39.172599, -75.509902

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Ec32-07

DGS Well Ec32-07

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1966 to present
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Map County: 
New Castle County
Map Location: 
39.545398, -75.633300

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Bc43-01

DGS Well Bc43-01

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1974 to present
Frequency: 
Quarterly
Map County: 
New Castle County
Map Location: 
39.781700, -75.625099

Presentation on land application of waste water

Scott Andres of the Delaware Geological Survey presented “Land application of wastewater” and participated in a panel discussion of land use effects on water resources at a forum sponsored by the Sussex County League of Women Voters in Georgetown, Del., Jan 13.
Also, Andres presented “Groundwater Resources and Ag Water Use in Delaware” at the irrigation session during Delaware Ag Week in Harrington, Del., Jan 20.

Hydrogeologic Resources for Delaware

Brandywine Creek in Northern Delaware

Hydrogeologic data and information for Delaware. This includes the Water Conditions Report, groundwater well data, links to real-time data from DEOS and USGS, and other general information about Delaware's hydrogeology.

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Qe44-01

DGS Well Qe44-01

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1959 to Present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.527698,-75.433502

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Mc51-01a

DGS Well Mc51-01a

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1958 to Present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
Sussex County
Map Location: 
38.845401,-75.665496

Groundwater Station: DGS Well Hb14-12

DGS Well Hb14-12

Station Type: 
Groundwater
Period of Record: 
1957 to Present
Frequency: 
Monthly
Map County: 
New Castle County
Map Location: 
39.330398,-75.685203