Project Information

Project Location:

Figure 1: Location of the implementation of the monitoring well

The location of the monitoring well will be in a riparian location in order to work with a shallow aquifer, therefore making the collection of water samples a simpler process

Project Abstract:

This project involves designing and building multiple components for a pilot groundwater monitoring well in Northern Arizona. The goal is to acquire data to analyze the effect climate change has on the surrounding ecosystem. This will be done by outlining the specific components needed for the successful completion of this project. The data collected from the monitoring well is expected to be shared with the Flagstaff Arboretum and community members. This research will show the impacts of climate change to researchers, community members, and policy makers.

Project Background:

The monitoring well can be implemented in a shallow aquifer which will most likely be unconfined. The well implementation will take place in a riparian zone, which is the interface between land and a river or stream.

Project Tasks:

The various tasks that need to be completed for this project are listed as follows:

  1. Choose a location
  2. Gather all necessary materials
  3. Build each necessary component
  4. Field work
  5. Components implementation
  6. Testing
  7. Data collection
  8. Report findings

Project Stakeholders and Acknowledgements: