Hydrology Well Field
The Department of Geology has the nation's largest on-campus wellfield, with eighteen monitoring wells and two extraction wells within easy walking distance of the classroom. These wells are used for classroom demonstrations, senior and graduate student research projects, and training classes for local government and industry groups. Classroom exercises emphasize a hands-on approach to groundwater monitoring, sampling methods, and aquifer characterization. Our students then apply this knowledge to careers in hydrogeology and environmental geoscience.