How the News page works

The stories below were created by the Sanford Lab Communications Department, the Berkeley Lab Operations Office or other institutions. The In the News link provides links to news media stories, arranged in descending chronological order. The press releases link includes both copy and photos from recent press releases.

Questions about these pages or the Web site may be directed to the Communications Department.

Deep-water pumping resumes

October 2, 2000

The water level at the Sanford Underground Laboratory has resumed its steady decline, with the resumption last week of pumping from the deep pool. Sanford Lab’s waterfall into Gold Run Creek also has returned to it’s normal flow, about 1,800 gallons per minute.

Hydro Resources’ deep-water pump, which was pumping water from 7,800 feet underground, failed on July 23. The water level had been pumped down to nearly 5,700 feet underground by late July. Over the next 80 days the water level rose about 105 feet.