Pumping Influence In Central Texas Trinity Aquifer Revealed In Real Time

The Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is employing Wellntel technology to create a cost-effective and powerful groundwater-monitoring network that will greatly increase hydrogeologic understanding and science-based resource management. Their network build-out began in October 2018 with 4 wells, scaling to 10 in early 2019. “The plan to establish monitoring wells in the Trinity Aquifer hasContinue reading “Pumping Influence In Central Texas Trinity Aquifer Revealed In Real Time”

Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals

It was once thought that groundwater monitoring would be the exclusive purview of government scientists, agencies and regulators. Wellntel upends that premise by enlisting, teaching and enabling citizens and community groups to themselves become collectors of groundwater data. We’ve seen that businesses are as interested as citizens and communities in sustainability, and need groundwater facts to meet their profit goals, their goalsContinue reading “Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals”

Wellntel at Badger Rock Center finds hydrologic connections

Wellntel systems at the Badger Rock Center are tracking groundwater and water in storage on the south side of Madison, Wisconsin. Data from the systems help neighbors, gardeners, teachers, students, and facility managers to see connections between rainfall, rainfall collection, pumping for irrigation, and groundwater levels in the shallow aquifer underlying the school, its gardens, and the neighborhood. Recently,Continue reading “Wellntel at Badger Rock Center finds hydrologic connections”

Surface water nutrient loads shown to receive significant contribution from groundwater

Dense groundwater-level data – as gathered by Wellntel CGNs – are essential to meet TMDL testing needs Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) guides restoration The US EPA’s 303(d) Program of the Clean Water Act assists states, territories and authorized tribes in submitting lists of impaired waters and developing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for aContinue reading “Surface water nutrient loads shown to receive significant contribution from groundwater”

As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands

The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings onContinue reading “As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands”

Wellntel data confirm satellite-based groundwater trends

Providing networked data at the level needed to make informed decisions, take action, and manage local groundwater resources This colorful map, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides an important view of the extent and level of drought and wetness in shallow aquifers across the United States. These regional conditions vary seasonally andContinue reading “Wellntel data confirm satellite-based groundwater trends”

“In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*

Groundwater isn’t static anymore… It is true that groundwater as a natural resource has never been truly static, in the sense that it is constantly moving from points of recharge to points of natural discharge. All components of the hydrological cycle, including groundwater, move continually in response to large-scale physical drivers and the energy dynamicsContinue reading ““In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*”

Rainfall impacting groundwater levels in Central California

Wellntel owners in central California are tracking the impacts of heavy rainfalls on groundwater levels in their wells. In a dramatic weather turn, the skies have opened up over an area that has suffered many months of drought. In Paso Robles, for example, there has been a total of seventeen inches of rainfall since October, with eleven of itContinue reading “Rainfall impacting groundwater levels in Central California”