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Groundwater Monitoring Network Infrastructure Expansion – Sussex County, Delaware

The DGS has begun a multi-year project to install new groundwater monitoring infrastructure and collect baseline data in Sussex County, Delaware. This project is a continuation of a larger effort to construct a statewide groundwater monitoring network.

B22 Aquifers and Groundwater Withdrawals, Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware

Groundwater is the sole source of drinking water and the main source of water for agriculture and industry in central and southern Delaware. This study mapped the depth and thickness of thirteen aquifers in Kent and Sussex Counties, used these maps to assign groundwater withdrawals for 2004 to 2008 to the appropriate aquifer, and analyzed withdrawals for each type of water use by geographic area.

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.

OFR52 Results of Groundwater Flow Simulations In the East Dover Area, Delaware

In 2015, staff of the Water Supply Section of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) informed the DGS of their concerns about overpumping of the unconfined Columbia aquifer in an area east of Dover (Figure 1). In this area, the City of Dover’s Long Point Road Wellfield (LPRW) and numerous irrigation systems pump water from the shallow Columbia aquifer.