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Georgia's Ground-Water Resources and Monitoring Network, 2006

Fact Sheet 2006-3077

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ground-water network for Georgia currently consists of 170 wells in which ground-water levels are continuously monitored. Most of the wells are locatedin the Coastal Plain in the southern part of the State where ground-water pumping stress is high. In particular, there are large concentrations of wells in coastal and southwestern Georgia areas, where there are issues related to ground-water pumping, saltwater intrusion along the coast, and diminished streamflow in southwestern Georgia due to irrigation pumping. The map at right shows the USGS ground-water monitoring network for Georgia. Ground-water levels are monitored in 170 wells statewide, of which 19 transmit data in real time via satellite and posted on the World Wide Web at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ga/nwis/current/?type=gw . A greater concentration of wells occurs in the Coastal Plain where there are several layers of aquifers and in coastal and southwestern Georgia areas, which are areas with specific ground-water issues.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Georgia's Ground-Water Resources and Monitoring Network, 2006
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3077
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Georgia Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Time Range Start:
2006-01-01
Time Range End:
2006-12-31