Limited Edition-DVD Water Project
Available for Free
Digital Watershed Information for the Locust and Mulberry Forks of the Black Warrior River System (Open-File Report 0618)
A limited number of DVD copies of OFR 0618 are available. This DVD project was developed in conjunction with the State Wildlife Grants Program of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and is being offered free to the public. It is available at no cost if picked up from the Publications Sales office or at a cost of $2.00 to cover the cost of postage and handling if mailed. Requests should be mailed along with $2.00 remittance, made payable to GSA-Map Fund, to
Geological Survey of Alabama
Publications Sales Office
P.O. Box 869999
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-6999
The GSA maintains the most extensive water well records in Alabama. Over 75,000 well records, some dating as far back as the 1940s, have been collected and organized by location. Most records are a single page drillers' report with depth and limited construction information; however, larger capacity wells and public supply well records frequently include water-quality information, electric logs, and capacity information.
The GSA maintains and operates 19 ground-water-level monitoring wells across the state. These wells are equipped with a digital recorder which records the water level in the well every 2 hours and stores the data in a data logger. The data are retrieved on a routine basis. These continuous records provide insight into how ground-water levels fluctuate in response to weather and ground-water withdrawals. Records from some of these wells date back to 1952 and provide excellent long-term trend information.
Once a year, during the dry days of October, approximately 450 wells and springs are monitored for water levels and spring discharges. This information provides a snapshot of water levels in regional aquifers after the heavy water demands of the summer months. Some of the records in this program are more than 20 years old and reflect the changing water use patterns and development in the state.
Consultants, drillers, and private citizens are invited to call our office for assistance with any water problems they might have. We do not perform water analyses at our offices except for our research; however, we have extensive water information resources and will be happy to answer your questions. If we cannot help you, we can direct you to someone who can.