Drought = low well flow?
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Drought = low well flow? (by DonV [OH]) Oct 9, 2021 11:17 AM
       Drought = low well flow? (by Allym [NJ]) Oct 9, 2021 11:52 AM
       Drought = low well flow? (by Richard [MI]) Oct 9, 2021 12:07 PM
       Drought = low well flow? (by Lana [IN]) Oct 9, 2021 3:09 PM
       Drought = low well flow? (by Still Learning [NH]) Oct 10, 2021 12:32 PM
       Drought = low well flow? (by DonV [OH]) Oct 21, 2021 2:25 PM

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Drought = low well flow? (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 11:17 AM
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Does a month of very low rainfall affect the draw down time of your well? In college we learned water flows VERY slowly through the ground which led me to believe short term (a month or two) rainfall amounts have no affect on how quickly your well empties?

--76.189.xxx.xxx




Drought = low well flow? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 11:52 AM
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I would suspect the drought would make trees draw in larger amounts of water and could deplete the top layers of earth down at their roots. --108.24.xx.xx




Drought = low well flow? (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 12:07 PM
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Depends.

A few questions:

1. How many layers of aquifer are in the area? Some have one, some have several, sometimes separated by layers that contain clay which keeps them separated. ("Got to keep em' separated"- Offspring).

2.How deep is the well? Sometimes, shallower wells will dry up in part or all.

3. How old is the well and equipment? Some well motors have a life expectancy of about 20 years or so, depending on amount of use. Not counting the well shaft which can get holes in it or partially collapse (hope that does not happen).

4. Are there any/many new buildings in the area? Housing developments? New industrial parks, factories, commercial buildings? All could overdraft the existing aquifer.

Some places, which have more than one layer of aquifers will recommend drilling the well deeper. I've seen wells 750 feet deep and some even more. I wouldn't want to pay the cost to drill 750 feet.

I'd say it's time to talk to some well drillers in your area. --24.180.xx.xx




Drought = low well flow? (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Oct 9, 2021 3:09 PM
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When my city put in a new well rather close to me, I noticed a drop in pressure. I had a state agent come measure depth for me(75 ft). --216.23.xxx.xx




Drought = low well flow? (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Oct 10, 2021 12:32 PM
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Iím not sure about flow but last summer during the drought, some people in town had wells go dry. Depended on aquifer and depth. Artisan wells did fine. --75.82.xx.xx




Drought = low well flow? (by DonV [OH]) Posted on: Oct 21, 2021 2:25 PM
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No new buildings within 100 yards or more. No idea on aquifers. The well is 90 feet deep. Not sure on pump age but does that matter? Iam asking about drawdown time, well runs dry - well pump should not affect this at all right? --76.189.xxx.xxx



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