For many of our clients the impact of water abstraction and use is an element of their operation which requires long term monitoring and analysis. Results are often compared to baseline data so that impact of operations can be understood and, if necessary, modified.
This is frequently an arduous task with some of our clients having more than a 100 boreholes which are regularly monitored. This data for many customers is managed within MP-5 along with a host of other environmental data. Frequently thresholds are set and clients notified by e-mail if groundwater levels are trigger a target level. But it is often the interpretation of this fundamentally spatial data which is problematic.
With this in mind we have recently undertaken some work for KCGM in Western Australia. The output of this work is to produce a Crystal Report which contains graphed information from a borehole dataset, as well as a colour coded contour plot of groundwater levels, geo-referenced against a base map, together with borehole locations. This report can be generated for any dataset selected within MP-5, in terms of boreholes and timescales, at the touch of a button.
Catherine Wharton of KCGM says ’..this report will save a great deal of time analysing and reporting of this type of groundwater data which prior to this point has been done manually.’