USGS Georgia Water Science Center

USGS Open-File Report 2006-1294

U.S. Geological Survey Georgia Water Science Center and Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission Cooperative Water Program—Summary of Activities, July 2005 through June 2006

This report is available online in pdf format (6 MB): USGS OFR 2006-1294 (Opens the PDF file in a new window. )

Debbie Warner Gordon

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1294, 41 pages (Published 2006)


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been working with the Albany Water, Gas, and Light Commission to monitor ground-water quality and availability since 1977. This report presents the findings for July 2005 through June 2006 and summarizes the ground-water and surface-water conditions for 2005. Water levels in 14 wells were continuously monitored in Dougherty County, Georgia. Water levels in 12 of those wells were above normal, one was normal, and one was below normal. Ground-water samples collected from the Upper Floridan aquifer indicate that nitrate levels have increased in 13 wells and decreased in two wells from a year earlier. A sample also was collected from the Flint River. A trilinear diagram showing the percent composition of selected major cations and anions indicates that the ground-water quality of the Upper Floridan aquifer at the Albany wellfield is distinctly different from the water quality of the Flint River. To improve the understanding of the ground-water flow system and nitrate movement in the Upper Floridan aquifer, the USGS is developing a ground-water flow model in the southwest Albany area, Georgia.




Cooperative Water Program

Related Studies

Progress during Fiscal Year 2006

Albany Wellfield-Area Flow Model

Hydrologic and Water-Quality Monitoring

Ground-Water Conditions, 2005

Surface-Water Conditions, 2005

Ground-Water Quality, 2005

Additional Data Needs

References Cited



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