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Network Design Critical To Revealing Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions

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California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA) requires that Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) manage groundwater resources to avoid significant and unreasonable adverse impacts on beneficial uses of interconnected surface water1, 2. Surface Water Depletion is one of the six SGMA Sustainability Factors that GSAs and their Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) must consider and endeavor… Read more »

Select Metric or Imperial Units on Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard

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Wellntel Analytics Dashboard (AD) now includes the option to easily switch between imperial and metric units. A seemingly small change, this upgrade represents another critical tool providing analysis-ready data and streamlining the use and evaluation of groundwater-level data across monitoring networks. Changing units for different analyses, reports, or model inputs is generally a tedious process… Read more »

Download High Resolution Hydrographs and Charts from Analytics Dashboard

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To enable the creation of high quality reports, presentations and visuals to share, Wellntel Analytics Dashboard now includes a “Download High-Res Plot” button. This optional way of downloading or exporting charts and graphs allows network sponsors, managers, technicians, and policy makers produce high quality visuals from the data analysis tools on AD. Visuals downloaded with… Read more »

Import and Export Google Earth KML-KMZ Files in Analytics Dashboard

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Spatial analysis provides the necessary context for understanding and interpreting groundwater monitoring-network data. Within Wellntel’s continuing effort to enhance spatial analysis capabilities, the Analytics Dashboard (AD) now includes the ability to upload and download Google Earth KML and KMZ format files in addition to GIS shape files. This is a major upgrade enabling integration of… Read more »

Irrigation Management is improved with realtime groundwater-level monitoring

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The Wellntel Groundwater Information System provides a complete analytics platform – sensors, telemetry, and realtime analytics – that integrate real-time water-supply data with consumptive-use requirements to provide decision support for operational hydrology. As agricultural operations continue to expand in areas where available groundwater supplies are restricted either by lesser saturated thickness or by allocation limits,… Read more »

Introducing the New “Regional” Subscription for Wellntel Analytics Dashboard

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Many Wellntel public sector network sponsors partner with agencies, consultants, researchers, and other organizations at the local, state, or aquifer level. These regional organizations may also partner with other sponsors of Wellntel networks. This multi-network, regional association necessitates access to data across multiple networks as well as analytics and visualizations that extend across networks boundaries… Read more »

A Better Way to Group Network Wells in Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard

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Wellntel Analytics Dashboard (AD) is living set of data tools, visualizations, and analytics designed to be the most useful feature sets for analyzing, understanding, and presenting groundwater data. Recently feedback suggested that the Groups feature would be a more intuitive and easy-to-use tool if wells could be grouped in large batches, rather than one at… Read more »

Pumping Influence In Central Texas Trinity Aquifer Revealed In Real Time

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The Comal Trinity Groundwater Conservation District is employing Wellntel technology to create a cost-effective and powerful groundwater-monitoring network that will greatly increase hydrogeologic understanding and science-based resource management. Their network build-out began in October 2018 with 4 wells, scaling to 10 in early 2019. “The plan to establish monitoring wells in the Trinity Aquifer has… Read more »

Wellntel’s New SP4 Sounder Technology Dramatically Improves Performance, Even During Extreme Weather

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At Wellntel, we look at each network every morning and study trends in performance to inform improvements which come in better hardware, better firmware and smarter analytics. In the last year, we have implemented a variety of major platform improvements that, together, bring fleet Data Delivery Rate* to >97% on new networks and networks that… Read more »

Wellntel Matches Pressure Transducer Performance

Resulting comparison between Wellntel and Pressure Transducer shows very high correlation between instruments

In a side-by-side comparison with a combination pressure transducer and barometric pressure logger, Wellntel has shown that with proper calibration and “benchmarking,” Wellntel will deliver accuracy and precision on par with much more expensive and complicated instruments. Here are the results of a three-month study conducted by members of the South Benton County Community Groundwater Network,… Read more »