SkyTEM improves chances of finding water in drought stricken California

SkyTEM mapping water in California

SkyTEM began mapping aquifers in the Central Valley of California as well as Barstow area earlier this year. The SkyTEM508 system has now returned to continue mapping farm lands in the Central Valley.

A recent groundwater mapping project in Australia showed that drilling alone is a hit-and-miss technique in which there is just a one-in-five chance of finding water and even less chance of finding water of suitable quality. SkyTEM’s accurate high resolution data has been used to improve the success rate to better than 1 in 3.