Water Availability Reports for Subdivisions and other Development Projects
Many development projects require water availability studies to satisfy County and State Engineer requirements. GGI is familiar with both County and State water availability requirements and has a long history assisting clients with:
- Conducting water availability investigations, including:
- Testing existing on-site wells, siting, drilling, and testing additional on-site wells if required
- Identifying and obtaining data from off-site wells that may be substituted in lieu of on-site data in some circumstances
- Geologic mapping to demonstrate the extent of aquifer(s) underlying a property, as well as additional methods as needed
- Preparing ‘full’ geohydrologic reports required by County review boards.
- Preparing ‘reconnaissance’ geohydrologic reports required by County review boards.
- Groundwater modeling to demonstrate effects of on-site and off-site pumping and to analyze long-term viability of the proposed water source.
- Meeting with County and State reviewers to identify and resolve potential hurdles in the development review process.
- Assistance with water-rights acquisitions and transfers that may be required for the development.
Model generated 100-year drawdown contours resulting from a project’s proposed future pumping, used to assist in determining water availability to meet state and county requirements.
Cross section constructed from well log and geologic mapping data