hydrogeology

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.

Hands on geohydrology training for students

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About 30 students from Dr. Paul Imhoff’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydrogeology class were introduced to water level and water quality monitoring instruments and drilling equipment on March 21, 2019 at the DGS building.

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.