Columbia aquifer

DGS and DEOS add new on-line groundwater level station

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DGS and Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) staff are pleased to announce that real-time groundwater level data from well Cb51-184 located next to the DEOS weather station on the University’s College of Agriculture Newark campus are now available.

Access to real-time DGS groundwater level data

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Did you know that DGS offers real-time groundwater level data? This service, operated in collaboration with the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) and the Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) has been available for several years.

Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware (Project WiCCED)

Water in the Changing Coastal Environment of Delaware (Project WiCCED) is a multi-year National Science Foundation EPSCoR – funded effort that includes a consortium of scientists and educators from University of Delaware (UD), Delaware State University, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and

OFR53 Kent County Groundwater Monitoring Project: Results of Subsurface Exploration

This report documents the methods and results derived from subsurface exploration, monitoring well installation, and hydraulic testing conducted during the project "Groundwater and Saline Water Intrusion Monitoring Network Infrastructure Improvements: Kent County, Delaware". This project was focused on the aquifers in Kent County that supply water to wells for domestic, public, irrigation, and commercial uses as well as provide base flow to local streams. From shallowest to deepest, they are the Columbia, Milford, Frederica, Federalsburg, Cheswold, Piney Point, Rancocas, and Mt.

DGS releases two new datasets

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DGS has released two new datasets. One dataset is a spreadsheet format file containing results of hydraulic tests from Appendix 3 of the soon to published DGS Open File Report No. 53, “Kent County groundwater monitoring project: results of subsurface exploration“.

New groundwater quality project

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In cooperation with DelDOT, DGS is investigating the physical and chemical impacts of de-icing practices (salting and brining) and stormwater infiltration best management practices (BMP) on groundwater.