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Paso Basin Aerial Groundwater Mapping Pilot Study

Project Status Update

On November 7, 2019, the groundwater mapping survey over the Paso Basin was successfully completed.  Attached is the first draft report and generated from the data collected from the survey.  We will provide updates on when a new draft report is posted to the website.

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October 2020: Draft Data Report – SkyTEM Survey, Paso Robles Basin by SkyTEM Airborne Surveys Worldwide

This report covers data acquisition, technical specifications, data processing and presentation of the SkyTEM312M survey flown in November 2019 in the Paso Robles Basin, CA.  

Click Here to view the report

Technology Flight Demonstration

The County recently held question and answer session and flight demonstration for the public. To view local news coverage of the event, click here!

Pilot Study Goals

The goal of the pilot study is to acquire survey data to help us make better informed decisions about managing our groundwater resources. Survey data is collected using aerial groundwater mapping technology to characterize and map out the layers and extent of clays, silts, sands, and gravels to a depth of approximately 1000 to 1400 feet below the ground surface. Existing well data will be used to verify the survey results. This pilot study will enhance Sustainable Management Groundwater Act (SGMA) related groundwater modeling and provide a better picture of our groundwater system.

The video above provides an overview of AEM technology and demonstrates how this type of groundwater mapping technology is used. (Video: Stanford University)

Archived News & Announcements

Click on the link above to view archived news and study announcements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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