Groundwater Supply Applications


Geophysics

There are a variety of geophysical methods that can be used to optimize water well yield and water quality.  We have extensive experience utilizing these methods to help characterize aquifers, map site hydrogeology, assess subsurface groundwater quality, and to optimize water well placement and design. Collier Consulting’s suite of geophysical solutions provides our hydrogeologists and clients with detailed subsurface information to assist in making expert decisions on resource location, availability, and quality. A hydrogeophysical assessment can significantly increase the chance of maximizing your water supply resource while minimizing the amount of test drilling.

Groundwater supply applications include:

  • Lithology mapping and geological characterization
  • Aquifer characterization
  • Water table depth
  • Overburden thickness
  • Bedrock topography and paleo channel mapping
  • Fractures, fault, & karst mapping
  • Groundwater quality mapping
  • Saltwater intrusion and brackish water mapping
  • Siting of monitoring wells and production wells
  • 2D and 3D imaging

Geophysical methods used for groundwater supply applications include:

  • Seismic Reflection and Refraction (2D & 3D)
  • Electrical Resistivity Tomography
  • Electromagnetics
  • Magnetics
  • Gravity
  • Borehole Geophysics