This well is used to measure water level in the Holywell Nodular Chalk Formation.
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|Little Bucket Farm|
|Datum||87.33 m AOD|
|Monitored by||EA Southern|
This well measures water levels in the Chalk aquifer of Kent, which is unconfined at this site. It is dug into the Holywell Nodular Chalk Formation overlain by thin head (silt and gravel) deposits.
The well was originally sunk for a household water supply, and subsequently adopted as an observation well after a period of disuse. The well is 0.84 metres in diameter and 31.33 metres deep.
The hydrograph has an annual sinusoidal appearance. Annual fluctuations are normally around 10 metres, but as high as 25 metres in some exceptional years. The extreme limits of its fluctuation are constrained by the well construction; with water nearing ground level in wet years and the well effectively drying up in the driest years.
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