The 16th annual National Groundwater Awareness Week will take place March 9-15, 2014. This is a time when National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and its partners educate the public about the resource of groundwater, its importance to public health, quality of living, and the environment, and for those who rely on groundwater from a household water well—how to take care of their water well system.
DGS staff member Scott Andres along with Bill Ullman and Tye Pettay from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and Chris Main of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control had an article “Hydrophysical and Hydrochemical Controls of Cyanobacterial Blooms in Coursey Pond,
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.
The Delaware Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, completed a groundwater-monitoring, infrastructure-construction, and data-collection project in southern New Castle and northern Kent Counties, Delaware.
The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) has measured, managed, and distributed groundwaterlevel data for several decades using widely accepted procedures and practices, many of which were derived from interactions with staff of the USGS, consulting firms, and other state agencies. Many of the individual methods and procedures have been described in DGS reports, however, written documentation for these tasks have not been assembled in a single published document.
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.