Pennsylvania Water Science Center

Installing groundwater monitoring equipment


Dennis Risser


Groundwater Studies

Surface Water
— A monitoring network established to characterize the ambient groundwater quality of Pennsylvania aquifers and determine trends over time and by location.
— Groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the vicinity of former Navy bases in Bucks and Montgomery Counties
— Groundwater flow and contaminant transport in the vicinity of Superfund sites in Montgomery County
— Groundwater quality study in Lycoming County
— Bacteria concentrations in wells were higher in agricultural areas
— Characterizing, monitoring, and modeling groundwater flow and contaminant transport in heterogeneous aquifers
— Estimates of, and methods of estimating the addition of water to the saturated zone
— Private water supply wells went dry after this magnitude 5.2 earthquake in 1998
— Viruses were detected in 5 of 60 samples from noncommunity supply wells in carbonate and crystalline aquifers
— Total coliform was detected in 62% of wells sampled in rural areas of southeastern Pennsylvania
— Groundwater budgets and storage volumes for flooded coalmines

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