Groundwater Level Trends and Drivers in Two Northern New England Glacial Aquifers

TitleGroundwater Level Trends and Drivers in Two Northern New England Glacial Aquifers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsShanley, JB, Chalmers, AT, Mack, TJ, Smith, TE, Harte, PT
JournalJAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume52
Issue5
Pagination1012 - 1030
Date Published2016/10/01/
ISBN Number1752-1688
Keywordsaquifer characteristics, climate variability/change, groundwater hydrology, headwaters, snow hydrology, Watersheds
Abstract

We evaluated long-term trends and predictors of groundwater levels by month from two well-studied northern New England forested headwater glacial aquifers: Sleepers River, Vermont, 44 wells, 1992-2013; and Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire, 15 wells, 1979-2004. Based on Kendall Tau tests with Sen slope determination, a surprising number of well-month combinations had negative trends (decreasing water levels) over the respective periods. Sleepers River had slightly more positive than negative trends overall, but among the significant trends (p 

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1752-1688.12432/abstract
Short TitleJ Am Water Resour Assoc