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. This work, recommended by the Water Supply Coordinating Council and funded by a capital appropriation from the state, addressed data gaps for the shallower aquifers commonly pumped by water-supply wells that serve domestic, public, irrigation, and commercial users and provided additional data to characterize the relationships between the aquifers and streamflow. The aquifers investigated in this study are, from top to bottom, the Columbia, Rancocas, Mt. Laurel, and Magothy. The groundwater-monitoring infrastructure and data created during this project will continue to serve the management and research needs for water resources of Delaware, and lead to additional follow-up projects and technical reports.
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