Publication ID: 9523
Title: Managed Aquifer Recharge
Abstract: Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is a means to add water to replenish aquifer storage using ponds, channels, or injection wells. The recharged water is later recovered from storage using wells and in some cases it is the same well as used for injection. This seminar reviews the potential benefits of and sources of water used for MAR as well as the key design elements such as geology, hydraulic properties, engineered structures, and well design. The talk summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of the various MAR methods, including permitting issues. Recent examples will be presented on projects involving aquifer storage and recovery wells, rehabilitation of an arsenic-affected well, and channel infiltration.
Citation: Stephens, D.B. 2015. Managed aquifer recharge. Presentation at the 2015 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada. December 15, 2015.
Groups: Water Infrastructure, Instrumentation / Automation, Water Resources, Water Quality Investigations, Storm Water Management, Water Resources Planning, Information Solutions, Modeling, Water Supply Development, Hydrologic Analyses, Public Involvement, Watershed Management