Alejandro Garcia Gil, 10 December 2019
New campaign to measure depth of water level and groundwater temperatures in the city
The Geological Survey of Spain established a new measurement campaign to monitor the groundwater in the city of Zaragoza. The monitoring network consists of 45 observation boreholes, where the team of IGME manually measures depth of the water table and groundwater temperatures with a well dipper. A large part of these control points are also fitted-out with submerged sensors that continuously measure and store data, which are periodically downloaded for later study and interpretation.
This work provides basic information to investigate how thermal injections of approximately 60 existing open geothermal systems affect the groundwater temperature, as well as to assess the performance and possible thermal interference that may occur with production wells of nearby geothermal systems located in the direction of the groundwater flow.