Georgia Water Science Center

USGS Fact Sheet 2006-3077

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

This report is available online in pdf format (1 MB): USGS FS 2006-3077 (Opens the PDF file in a new window. )

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3077, 2 pages (Published May 2006)

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.

CONTENTS

Ground-Water Resources

Ground-Water Monitoring Network

Ground-Water Levels

Outlook

 


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