Groundwater Science in the Snow
No matter the season, groundwater science continues! In this March photo, Hydrologic Technician Jeremiah Pomerleau is making groundwater measurements and inspecting the USGS groundwater site monitoring equipment. Due to snowy terrain, Pomerleau used a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) to access the well, requiring a trek of about 15 miles from the main road. Data from this groundwater site 443647070552303 Middle Dam, Maine, can be viewed at the USGS National Water Information System (NWIS) web site. The well is part of a network maintained by the Maine office of the USGS New England Water Science Center.
In addition to the usual field safety procedures, USGS personnel practice COVID-19 safety measures including distancing and wearing face coverings during current field work. In this photo, Pomerleau is working solo and captured this great selfie of his site visit.