Bronze leaves and long sleeves mean autumn is here!

Hello from your super solar-paneled groundwater monitoring well in Petersham, Massachusetts. You can see Sam Banas, one of my awesome hydrotechs, using an electric tape to measure how close to the surface water underneath me rises.

Groundwater wells like me provide drought information to federal and state agencies. Fortunately, southern New England is no longer in a drought, although, northern New England (mostly Vermont) still has lower-than-normal levels of water stored underground. Things are getting wetter here, though!
I'm funded by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Water Resources and USGS.

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Photo cred: Sam Banas, USGS

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