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The Gold Ridge RCD is currently developing a program to offer confidential monitoring services for residential or commercial wells. Measurements will be performed using a sonic meter, so there is no risk of water contamination. While all information about well levels and locations is completely confidential, participants in the program may have the option of having their well data included in the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program (CASGEM). Monitoring will occur at least biannually, with measurements taken in the spring and fall. Fees for having your well monitored, currently $20/visit, are meant to cover the cost of the program. Learn More.

Monitoring

In partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Gold Ridge RCD is recruiting landowners with private wells to participate in a voluntary groundwater elevation monitoring program: California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Program (CASGEM). The project covers the Wilson Grove and Bodega Bay groundwater basins, shown on the adjacent map. The goal of the program is to assess seasonal and long-term trends in groundwater levels as part of the statewide CASGEM program.

More information

For information on groundwater in the state of California, please visit this useful website provided by the California Department of Water Resources:

State of California Department of Water Resources Groundwater Resources Introduction

And for information about groundwater level monitoring in specific, please visit:

State of California Department of Water Resources Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM)

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