Groundwater Monitoring

Typical structure of a monitoring well
Typical structure of a monitoring well

Conceptual model of water movement and geology at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Conceptual model of water movement and geology at Los Alamos National Laboratory
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To protect ground and surface water, these sites are monitored:

  • 250 stormwater monitoring around Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) on mesa tops
  • 23 gages in canyons
  • 27 springs
  • 32 alluvial groundwater monitoring wells
  • 49 perched groundwater monitoring screens
  • 90 deep regional groundwater monitoring screens
  • 75 regional groundwater monitoring wells
  • 15 regional drinking water monitoring wells
  • 8 base-flow locations

It is safe to drink the water at LANL.

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The drinking water produced by Los Alamos County and Santa Fe County south and west meets all state and federal requirements.



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