The point of a water well is, of course, to produce water, so the objective is always to place it in a spot where the aquifer is plentiful. Drilling a well that won’t yield enough and then having to drill again somewhere else is anything but ideal. Any water well driller would be pleased to have a solution that takes the guess work out of the well placement process.
With that in mind, an aquifer mapping project is being worked out in Sioux Falls, S.D. The city, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and geoscience company CGG are collaborating to paint a comprehensive picture of what lies below in the Big Sioux Aquifer.