The BC Ministry of Environment, Environmental Reporting division, has come out with a great new way to see how GroundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state. Levels are faring across the province. Their data comes from a network of dedicated observation wells that monitor groundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state. availability in developed areas.
To get the scoop, and play with the interactive graphs, check out
NOTE (Feb.2016): These interactive graphs have unique functionality but are only current to 2014 – to access the more current BC Observation Wells data (less interactive) please see: http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wsd/data_searches/obswell/map/
There are 34 provincial observation wells which are currently active. Through a grant-funded, multi-government level partnership, 17 of these wells were added to the network between 2011 – 2013 as part of an expansion initiative to gain more groundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state. data in the RDN.
4 of the wells in the RDN are displaying “large declines” according to the provincial data. 3 are showing “moderate declines” and 17 do not have enough data for trendThe relationship between a series of data points (e.g. Mann Kendall test for trend). analysis (those would be for the most part the newly added wells!) 10 have shown levels to be “stable or increasing”.
Also, a new video “It’s called groundwaterAll water beneath the surface of the ground whether in liquid or solid state.!” helps explain this important resource.