Water Well Journal

July 2016

Water Well Journal

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First UP DRILLING FOR BREW A crew from Davidson Drilling of Roanoke, Virginia, installs monitoring wells on an industrial site for an environmental site assessment. The site was being considered at the time by Deschutes Brewery for possible expansion. The brewery, based in Bend, Oregon, is now indeed on its way to Roanoke, Virginia. On this particular test hole, the crew direct push probed to 47 feet taking soil samples, then used 3¼-inch hollow stem augers to drill 55 feet to bedrock, and finally used a 6-inch down-the-hole hammer to drill to 110 feet. They installed a 2-inch-diameter monitoring well in the hole. Photo submitted by Ken Lipscomb of AMS Inc. 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. 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 waterwelljournal.com 4 July 2016 WWJ

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