Kathy Pasierb is conducting a research project identifying and locating wells currently drawing ground water within the Sonoita Creek watershed. She measures the water level, photographs the site, takes an altimeter reading and finds the GPS coordinates for the specific location of the well. She is investigating at what depth wells are tapped into the water table and at what rate water is being drawn down from our underground water source.
By collecting scientific data she hopes to graph trends in flow rates of wells and the depth of the water table over time. She says “Assessing our wells in a systematic way may present us with some answers to questions about the availability of water for drinking and other uses.” The information she collects will be made available for use along with preexisting information held by the town of Patagonia. The resource may help inform policy decisions regarding water conservation and our water future.
If you are interested in being a part of this study you may contact Kathy by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-604-6679.