January 20, 2015 · 1:34 PM
Seminole Crop E News
What about our aquifer that we irrigated so much from this summer? It allowed us to make good yields on land a few feet from where crops were not harvested due to dry weather.
Well, the Floridan aquifer was well recharged going into the summer drought. This chart shows the whole year of 2014 in terms of well water levels. You can see how the level (blue line for 2014) dropped, but not much below average levels(gold triangles). Then our rains starting in early September have recharged the aquifer nicely again.
Today, it’s 23 feet down to water in this Miller county test well, which is about 8 feet better than normal for this time of year.
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