Ground Water Resources Commission Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ground Water Resources Commission Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ground Water Resources Commission Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Meeting DNR Office of Conservation 1 Mr. John Adams DNR Office of Conservation Adoption of Minutes February 3, 2010 DNR Office of Conservation 2 Mr. Gary Snellgrove DNR Office of Conservation Statewide Water Management Plan Update DNR Office of Conservation

3 Research, Evaluate, Study, Compile statistics, Identify best management practices, Prioritize, Outreach Mo Pub nths 9 lish -1 REP FINA 1 L OR T Award Contract Contract execution (ongoing) Repue Dra Com ort an ft Com me d Re pre nt cei hen ve s Pub ive

lic Months 3-7 Mo nth Iss 8 Mo RF nths P 1 Re Adv &2 cei ert pt is & E emen t, val ua tio n

Statewide Water Management Plan Timeline DNR Office of Conservation 4 Statewide Water Management Plan Division of Administration Office of Contractual Review Approved March 24, 2010 DNR Office of Conservation 5 Mrs. Christel Slaughter SSA Consultants, LLC Liason Services Update DNR Office of Conservation

6 House Concurrent Resolution 1 Discussion DNR Office of Conservation 7 Mr. Gary Snellgrove DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network Summary DNR Office of Conservation 8 Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network Intrastate Interagency Resources Summary Water Well Use / Aquifer Sustainability Evaluation Perspective 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. Statewide Comprehensive Water Quality Water Level Accessible Adequate DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network DNR Water Well Registration & Notification Files 1. 178,000 Well Driller Registration Records 2. 4,400 New Wells Installed / Registered Statewide Annually Water Level Measurement Required 3. Computer Database

DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network DEQ Aquifer Sampling & Assessment Program 1. 196 Water Wells Sampled Every 3 Years Water Quality (Environmental Parameters) 2. 14 Aquifers 1 Well Sampled on Average Every 400 square miles 3. Data Summary Reporting 4. Computer Database DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network DHH Office of Public Health Public Supply Water Wells 1. 2687 Active Public Supply Water Wells 2. Sampled/Tested Every 3 Years

Water Quality (Health Parameters) 3. Computer Database DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network USGS LGS La. Water Science Center Database 1. Includes Over 22,000 Well Locations with Historical Data 2. 3. Ground Water Level and Quality Data

12 Real Time Ground Water Monitoring Well Sites 13 Daily Ground Water Monitoring Well Sites 1. Numerous Aquifer Studies and Reports Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto Wilcox Aquifer Well Sampling and Testing Activity i. ii. 1,100 Wells in 2 years Water Quality DNR Office of Conservation Louisiana Ground Water Monitoring Network Other Resources 1. LSU Shreveport Monitoring Wells 2. St. Tammany Parish Requirements

3. Capital Area Ground Water Conservation Commission Conservation Water Well Location & Use Evaluation Order of the Commissioner Require Additional Information As Needed, Case by Case DNR Office of Conservation Mr. Chris Piehler LA Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Protection Programs DNR Office of Conservation 15 Mr. Glenn Cambre & Mr. Jake Causey LA Department of Health and Hospitals Drinking Water Protection Programs

DNR Office of Conservation 16 Ground Water Resources Program Update DNR Office of Conservation 17 Mr. Gary Snellgrove DNR Office of Conservation Evolution of the Water Well Driller Program Katrina & Rita Water Well damage LRA Funding Update Haynesville Shale Frac Water Supply Implementation Update Statewide Water Well Notification Audit & Enforcement Update 18 DNR Office of Conservation Public

Outreach and Education Evolution of the Water Well Driller Program August 15, 2009 ACT 437 Statutorily Effective to transfer DOTD well construction program to DNR January 1, 2010 DNR DOTD MOU Implemented January 2010 DOTD District Managers informed to continue well inspections February 2010 Database Merger Discussions (ongoing) March 2010 Review of water well driller regulations to revise and update (ongoing) March 1, 2010 Transfer of DOTD Files March 8, 2010 Staff Engineer Hired March 22, 2010 Staff Engineer Hired March 25, 2010 Commissioner Selects Driller Advisory Committee Designee April 2010 Driller Licensing Renewal procedure begun DNR Office of Conservation 19 Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Water Well Damage Assessment Ongoing discussions with LRA

for funds to cover damaged well P&A / repair costs April 6, 2010 LRA informs $360,000 is available DNR Office of Conservation 20 Haynesville Shale Frac Water Mandatory Drilling & Frac Water Supply Source and Volume Reporting DNR Office of Conservation 21 Haynesville Shale Frac Water Mandatory Drilling & Frac Water Supply Source and Volume Reporting Actions of the Commissioner:

1. Requires operators to report water sources and volumes 2. Issued on September 15, 2009 3. Enforceable effective October 1, 2009 4. Revised form on March 1, 2010 5. Provides valuable groundwater resource management tool 6. Statistics DNR Office of Conservation 22 Haynesville Shale Natural Gas Well Development Drilling and Stimulation Operations Reported Water Usage from 10/1/2009 to 3/30/2010 WH-1 Source Volume Information (Gallons) Frac Groundwater 59,125,355 Frac Surface Water

319,693,662 Drilling Rig Groundwater 56,077,229 Drilling Rig Surface Water 14,839,146 Other Groundwater Other Surface Water 609,000 2,247,000 As of 3/30/2010 141 Reporting wells 490 Total work permits DNR Office of Conservation 23 Statewide Well Notification Audit and Enforcement Initiated a comprehensive statewide audit schedule Two year plan to audit all ground water wells drilled in Louisiana after July 1, 2001

To date, 30 parishes audited Current status of implementation 2009 Schedule January February March April May Caddo, Red River, Bossier, DeSoto CARIZZO WILCOX (Haynesville) June July August September October

November December Calcasieu, Cameron Jeff Davis, Vermillion Acadia, Lafayette Allen, Evangeline, St. Landry Bienville, Webster Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln Ouachita, Morehouse,

Union CHICOT DNR Office of Conservation SPARTA 24 Statewide Well Notification Audit and Enforcement Comprehensive statewide audit schedule continued 2010 Schedule January February March EBR, E. Feliciana, WBR, W. Feliciana Livingston, St. Helena,

Tangipahoa, Washington St. Tammany SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA April May June July August E. Carroll, Madison, Richland, W. Carroll Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Tensas

Caldwell, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn Beauregard, Vernon Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee, Rapides MS RIVER ALLUVIAL September Assumption, Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin, St. Mary October Ascension, St. Charles, St. James,

St. John November December Jefferson, Lafourche, Terrebonne Orleans, Plaquemines St. Bernard OTHER Annual Statewide Schedule - Beginning 2011 and proceeding annually January February March April May

June July August Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Desoto, Red River, Webster Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Ouachita, Union Acadia, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, Vermillion Allen,

Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Landry EBR, E. Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, WBR, W. Feliciana E. Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Richland, Tensas, W. Carroll Caldwell, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Sabine, Winn Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia,

Rapides, Vernon September Assumption, Iberia, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin DNR Office of Conservation October November December Ascension, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, Tangipahoa, Washington Orleans,

St.Tammany Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Mary, Terrebonne 25 Statewide Well Notification Audit and Enforcement Results Parish Caddo Red River Bossier DeSoto Calcasieu Cameron Jefferson Davis Vermilion Acadia Lafayette Allen Evangeline St. Landry

Bienville Actions 71 28 65 53 83 24 88 161 114 91 31 40 95 60 Parish Actions Webster Claiborne Jackson Lincoln Ouachita 39 Morehouse

Union East Baton Rouge East Feliciana West Baton Rouge West Feliciana Livingston St. Helena Tangipahoa Washington St. Tammany DNR Office of Conservation 43 33 23 47 97 27 33 24 5 8 36 24 126 65

471 26 Public Outreach & Education Groundwater Awareness Week DNR Office of Conservation 27 Mrs. Phyllis Darensbourg Department of Natural Resources Louisiana Ground Water Week Activity DNR Office of Conservation 28 Next Meeting Date Wednesday, June 2, 2010 11:00 AM TBA

DNR Office of Conservation 29

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