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Book: Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis
Published by: Soil Science Society of America

 

This chapter in SOIL SCIENCE STEP-BY-STEP FIELD ANALYSIS

  1.  p. 63-78
     
    Soil Science Step-by-Step Field Analysis

    Sally Logsdon, Dave Clay, Demie Moore and Teferi Tsegaye (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-856-8

     

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doi:10.2136/2008.soilsciencestepbystep.c6

Monitoring Wells and Piezometers

  1. Monday Mbila,
  2. Doug Clendenon,
  3. George Martin and
  4. Teferi Tsegaye
  1. Alabama A&M University 4900 Meridian Street Normal, AL 35762 (monday.mbila@aamu.edu)
    USDA-NRCS, Normal, AL
    USDA-NRCS, Auburn, AL
    Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL

Abstract

Summary

Monitoring wells and piezometers allow tracking of water table fluctuations below the soil surface. This knowledge is important to determine the timing and duration that a soil is saturated, so management decisions can be made for a variety of uses, such as on-site wastewater disposal systems, burial sites, agricultural crop production, wetland management, building construction, soil trafficability, and soil classification and interpretation for other uses. The reader will learn how to easily construct and install monitoring wells and piezometers and how to measure, analyze, and present water table data from monitoring wells and piezometers.

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