CV Theis Groundwater Observatory
UC Center for Field Studies
photo courtesy of Dylan Ward, UC Department of Geology
Current readings from the observatory
Location of the Observatory
Who was CV Theis? The Great Miami groundwater observatory is named in honor of groundwater luminary, Charles Vernon Theis, who earned his undergraduate and masterís (1922) degrees from UCís Civil Engineering Department and earned the first PhD awarded by the UC Department of Geology (1929). Pages 45-56 are a detailed biography.
Here's a wonderful 1985 video interview with CV Theis by John Bredehoeft made as part of the the Hydrogeologist Time Capsule: Records and reflections of some eminent hydrogeologists of our time in which he talks about his career and reminisces about his time at the University of Cincinnati.
Sponsors and Contributors
Drone video of site by Dylan Ward
Video of aquifer response to March 1, 2017 high discharge event
Fantastic video of dynamics and importance of hyporheic zone (thank you Mike Miller, UC Biology Department!). (FYI, no salmon in Great Miami River)
3D Animation of layout
The River Runs Through US (poster)
Watch What You Drink: An overview of the Great Miami Buried-Valley Aquifer and Great Miami Basin
Sheets, R.A. and Dumouchelle, D.H., 2009, Geophysical Investigation Along the Great Miami River From New Miami to Charles M. Bolton Well Field, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009Ė1025, 21p.
Sheets, R.A. and Bossenbroek, K.E., 2005, Ground-Water Flow Directions and Estimation of Aquifer Hydraulic Properties in the Lower Great Miami River Buried Valley Aquifer System, Hamilton Area, Ohio, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5013. 31p.
The River Runs Through Us: Poster for UCCFS