New & Noteworthy
USGS Groundwater Watch
USGS maintains a network of active wells to provide basic statistics about groundwater levels.
USGS in Your State
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
Artificial Groundwater Recharge
Artificial recharge is the practice of increasing by artificial means the amount of water that enters a groundwater reservoir (Todd, 1959). This includes, for example, direction of water to the land surface through canals, irrigation furrows or sprinkler systems, and injection of water into the subsurface through wells.
Selected References & Resources:
- USGS Artificial Recharge Workshop Proceedings, Sacramento, California, April 2-4, 2002 (OFR 02-89)
- What is Aquifer Storage and Recovery?
- Aquifer Storage and Recovery projects in south Florida
- Equus Beds Groundwater Recharge Demonstration Project (Kansas)
- Artificial Recharge Projects in California
Overview of Hydrologic Studies of Artificial Recharge in the USGS
- Historical References
- Examples of Innovative Approaches that Contribute to Ground-Water Sustainability from Alley, W.M., Reilly, T.E., and Franke, O.L., Sustainability of Ground-Water Resources, USGS Circular 1186
- Evolving issues and practices in managing ground-water resources - Case studies on the role of science (Circular 1247)
- Applied Geophysical Research