In March and April, two new monitor wells were installed inside the Jacob’s Well Groundwater Management Zone to better document groundwater conditions and aquifer dynamics. These are no ordinary wells. The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, and Hays County collaborated with the Watershed Association and Hays County Jacob’s Well Natural Area to install these wells.
The multiport monitor well on the Watershed Association’s Colemans Canyon Preserve has 9 independent zones to measure conditions in individual formations of the Middle and Lower Trinity Aquifers.
The dual completion monitor well at the Jacob’s Well Natural Area has two drop pipes that allow access to continuously measure water levels in two Middle Trinity Aquifer formations–the Lower Glen Rose and the Cow Creek.