Selected techniques for monitoring water movement through unsaturated alluvium during managed aquifer recharge
Managed aquifer recharge is used to augment natural recharge to aquifers. It can be used to replenish aquifers depleted by pumping or to store water during wetter years for withdrawal during drier years. Infiltration from ponds is a commonly used, inexpensive approach for managed aquifer recharge.
At some managed aquifer-recharge sites, the time when infiltrated water arrives at the water table is not always clearly shown by water-level data. As part of site characterization and operation, it can be desirable to track downward movement of infiltrated water through the unsaturated zone to identify when it arrives at the water table.
Nawikas, J.M, O’Leary, D.R., Izbicki, J.A., and Burgess, M.K., 2016, Selected techniques for monitoring water movement through unsaturated alluvium during managed aquifer recharge: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–5105, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161180.
ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)
Table of Contents
- The Water Supply Stabilization–Project-2 Site
- Instrumented Boreholes
- Sequential Electromagnetic Logging
- Borehole Direct-Current Resistivity
- Distributed Temperature Sensing
- References Cited
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Selected techniques for monitoring water movement through unsaturated alluvium during managed aquifer recharge|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||California Water Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Antelope Valley|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|