Online Ground-Water Monitoring Network resource. (Courtesy of the Advisory Committee on Water Information)
The Delaware Geological Survey, which is housed at the University of Delaware, has formed an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey to provide its data to the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network, according to a release. The network is a consortium of agencies and the USGS brought together to create a single database for anyone wanting to gather information on the United States’ groundwater.
Though the general public can access the network’s resources on its website, the primary audience expected to use the tool is expected to include scientists, engineers and policy makers. The network is being pushed toward a goal to provide those users with capabilities to view groundwater across state lines. Being able to view groundwater data across local, regional and national contexts will make it easier to observe and mark trends.
Staff with the Delaware Geological Survey are working to select the wells and data that will be added to the network over the next few months. From there, they will be working to devise a software infrastructure that can pass the data on to the network automatically.
Top image: Online Ground-Water Monitoring Network resource. (Courtesy of the Advisory Committee on Water Information)