Groundwater Level Monitoring in McLean Tazewell and Logan Counties: Development of a SubNetwork with Automated Data Collection and Retrieval in Logan County
This project is being conducted to enhance the groundwater level network currently being monitored by the Illinois State Water Survey through a contract with the Long Range Water Plan Steering Committee. The focus of the network is to maintain a record of groundwater level fluctuations in the aquifers south and west of Bloomington-Normal. This project is to add automated recorders and telemetry at 2 wells for continuous water level monitoring. Both wells are currently part of the LRWPSC network and are in Logan County. Their Project ID's are SWS-E and SWS-10. This enhancement of the monitoring conducted from 1999 to date, is for a three years duration from May 16, 2014 to May 15, 2017. The project includes purchase, assembly, installation, and calibration of transducers and cell phone telemetry in 2 wells, regular downloads of those data, yearly reporting of the data, and display of the continuous data on a public website hosted by the ISWS. The wells will also be hand measured quarterly and the sites will be mowed twice a year as part of the existing contract with the LRWPSC.
Preliminary Well Data: