Ground Water Monitoring for Resource Management

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by William H. Black, Westbay Instruments Inc, Canada,
James A. Goodrich, Westbay Instruments Inc, Canada,
Franklin D. Patton, Westbay Instruments Inc, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Artificial Recharge of Ground Water

Abstract: Management of the ground water resources provided by the multi-layered aquifers underlying Orange County, California has required a new approach to ground water monitoring. The Orange County Water District has begun constructing modular, multi-level monitoring wells utilizing Westbay's MP System. Each of these wells provides data on piezometric levels and water quality from numerous separate levels. A comparison of the cost of alternative methods of obtaining the same data are presented, showing the multi-level wells to be one-third to one-half the cost of other methods. Initial results from the multi-level wells are discussed along with plans for the future. These include a real-time three-dimensional ground water data acquisition system that can be used as a management tool.

Subject Headings: Groundwater management | Resource management | Water resources | Water quality | Data collection | Groundwater pollution | Wells (water) | North America | California | United States

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