Use of Groundwater Modeling Wells
Groundwater monitoring is performed in a number
of situations with varying objectives. It
involves measuring the physical and/or chemical properties of groundwater on a
periodic basis. Concentrations of contaminants are frequently monitored to
determine if they are increasing, decreasing, or remaining in the same range. Monitoring is also performed at
and in the vicinity of water supply sources to determine the quality and trends of
indicators of water quality. Groundwater monitoring programs normally involve a network of
monitoring or observation wells or microwells.
For information on groundwater depth and elevation measurement and instrumentation, click here. The detection of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) floating on groundwater and methods of measurement are discussed here.
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