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.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is a major part of the water cycle. Reliable measurements or estimates of ET can greatly improve quantitative forecasts and hindcasts of water demand by crops, horticulture, and natural vegetation, and also help to manage and conserve water resources. Direct measurement of ET requires not only specific devices such as eddy covariance instruments, but also well-trained research personnel to collect accurate data. As a result, a variety of indirect methods for estimating ET have been developed in recent decades.
A digital product containing results of field and laboratory analyses of groundwater, surface water, and wastewater associated with DGS Bulletins 21c (https://www.dgs.udel.edu/publicati
Center for the Inland Bays (CIB, https://inlandbays.org) staff member Zach Garmoe and DGS staff member Scott Andres installed a continuous water quality monitoring station in early June on Herring Creek.