This well is used to monitor water levels in the confined Sherwood Sandstone Group to the north-east of Penrith, Cumbria.
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|Aquifer||Permo Triassic Sandstone|
|Monitored by||EA North West|
St Bees Sandstone Formation overlain by about 3 metres of superficial till deposits. The well lies within a deep basin of Permo-Triassic rocks.
The water level is confined, and varies from the maximum level (131.8 m AOD) lying within the superficial deposits to the minimum level (129.35 m AOD) lying in the St Bees Sandstone Formation.
The borehole was 89.62 m deep when drilled in June 1978, but had backfilled to a depth of 88.57 m by September 1985. It is a 196 mm diameter borehole lined with 7.0 metres of plain plastic lining from the surface.
The hydrograph has an annual sinusoidal pattern. There is a note on the file that barometric pressure effects are observed which account for abnormal low values.
Limited data for 2001 as access was restricted due to the Foot and Mouth outbreak.
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