Water Well Journal

April 2016

Water Well Journal

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First UP BRING AN OLD WELL BACK TO LIFE C arroll's Well Drilling cleans out an old well drilled in 1977 in Louisville, Ohio. It is 107 feet deep with 35 feet of casing. Carroll's Well Drilling cleaned out the well on December 23, 2015 with a button bit and bailing to drill out about 5 feet of cave-in and to remove lime and iron from the borehole in limestone and shale. Before it began, the well produced about 1.5 gpm. After the cleaning it produced 17 gpm. The excavator is there because it had to remove the Dickens Pitless Adapter to fit the 5-inch bit down. The rig is a 1956 Loomis Super Clipper 24 mounted on a 1982 International restored in the summer of 2015. Photo courtesy Carroll's Well Drilling in Alliance, Ohio. First Up is a page of Water Well Journal that showcases—you! Please send in photos and brief descriptions and you just may be "first up" in an issue of WWJ ! And remember, if your photo is selected for the cover of WWJ, you'll receive $250. If your photos are selected, you will be asked to fill out a photo disclaimer form that grants the National Ground Water Association the royalty-free right to display the photos. Please send high resolution digital photos to tplumley@ngwa.org. waterwelljournal.com 4 April 2016 WWJ Sustainability, resilience terms defined by NGWA volunteers Groundwater sustainability and groundwater resilience were designated a major programming focus over the next several years by the NGWA Board of Directors in June 2015. As part of that effort, the organization reached a consensus understanding of the terms for NGWA's consistent use. The definitions are: Groundwater sustainability is the development and use of groundwater resources to meet current and future beneficial uses without causing unacceptable environmental or socioeconomic consequences. (USGS Circular 1186) Resilience is the capacity of a groundwater (or water-resources) system to withstand either short-term "shocks" (e.g., drought) or longer-term change (e.g., climate change). When discussing resilience, the timeframe under consideration should be defined. Resilience applies to both water quantity and quality and may be an important concept as part of groundwater sustainability. Adaptive management is a staged decision-making approach to long-term groundwater (water-resources) management with an aim to reducing uncertainty over time via system monitoring. The Groundwater NGWA Association

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