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Hydraulic Connections and Impacts on the Water Supply in the Great Valley Karst Aquifer. A Case Study in Martinsburg, WV ( Funded by the WV Water Resources Institute)

The preliminary data from two springs located in downtown Martinsburg suggest that the springs have very different connections to aquifer storage and recharge. Stage changes in both springs in response to storm events, however Kilmer Spring takes much longer to recess to pre-storm conditions. Temperature is far more consistent at Kilmer Spring and is more likely to have a slow attenuated change than the rapid responses seen at Water Street Spring. The figures below show the same data set but plotted over different time intervals.

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