Heathlanes

Heathlanes is a well originally sunk for private water supply; it is now used to monitor the Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifer in Shropshire.

Heathlanes is one of the wells used to monitor the Shropshire Groundwater Scheme, which uses groundwater to maintain flows in the River Severn during droughts.

Our enquiries service can help you to access groundwater level data for this well.

Hydrograph


hydrograph

Show data from :-
1971 to 2013 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s


Information about the well

Heathlanes
Wellmaster ID SJ62/112
NGR 3619 3210
Datum 68.61 m AOD
Monitoring details
Type Groundwater Level
Aquifer Permo Triassic Sandstone
Confinement Unconfined
Depth 8.74 m
Record
Monitored by EA Midlands
Records commence 1971
Records end Active
Map of Heathlanes showing geology and water level contours.

Hydrogeological setting

This well monitors a Permo-Triassic sandstone aquifer in Shropshire. It is dug into the Bridgnorth Sandstone Formation, overlain by Till deposits (a detailed borehole log is not available).

It is one of the wells that monitor the Shropshire Groundwater Scheme

Well or borehole construction

Originally constructed for domestic supply, it is a 1 metre diameter well that is stone lined,

Hydrograph response

The hydrograph shows groundwater system responsive to both seasonal recharge and longer term aquifer scale fluctuations.

Seasonal fluctuations are normally less than 0.5 m amplitude, with long term variation around 3 m amplitude.

The seasonal fluctuations are seen most clearly when levels are close to the long-term mean, 62 m AOD. At lower and higher levels the seasonal response appears damped.

The lowest water levels are close to the bottom of the well.

Data issues

There are some data missing for 2001 when access to the well was limited by the foot and mouth outbreak.

Contact

Contact Andrew McKenzie for further information