Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2008-29
Part of the Ogallala-High Plains Aquifer Project
D.P. Young, R.W. Buddemeier, J.J. Butler, Jr., W. Jin, D.O. Whittemore, E. Reboulet, and B.B. Wilson
with contributions by J. Munson (KDA-DWR)
KGS Open File Report 2008-29
The calibration monitoring (index) well program is a pilot study of an improved approach to measuring hydrologic responses at the local level. The study is being supported by the Kansas Water Office (KWO) with Water Plan funding. It is being undertaken because of the KWO's interest in and responsibility for long-term planning of the Ogallala-High Plains aquifer in western Kansas. The program is expected to make a significant contribution to understanding the aquifer dynamics at scales appropriate to the definition and management of aquifer subunits, and ultimately, providing cost-effective improvements for long-term management.
The hypotheses to be tested by this program are that
One well in each of the western Kansas GMDs is being monitored continuously over a period of ~5 years to address the following questions:
A subsidiary goal is to directly examine issues and areas of particular interest to the GMDs and the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR). The rationale and conceptual framework for the program has been laid out in more detail by Young et al. (2007), available at http://www.kgs.ku.edu/HighPlains/OHP/OFR_2007_30_final.pdf.
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Kansas Geological Survey, Geohydrology
Placed online May 1, 2009
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