This report contains hydrologic and geologic data collected for an investigation of the lower Housatonic River basin by the U.S. Geological Survey in financial cooperation with the Connecticut Water Resources Commission. The report also summarizes data that are available in other publications. The towns within the 557 square mile area of the basin in western Connecticut include all of Beacon Falls, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, and Woodbury; and parts of Ansonia, Bethany, Bethlehem, Bristol, Burlington, Cheshire, Derby, Easton, Goshen, Narwinton, Litchfield, Milford, Monroe, Morris, New Hartford, Newtown, Norfolk, Orange, Plymouth, Prospect, Roxbury, Shelton, Southbury, Stratford, Torrington, Trumbull, Washington, Winchester, Wolcott, and Woodbridge. The factual information on the following pages was the basis for a companion interpretive report, Connecticut Water Resources Bulletin No. 19 (Wilson, W. E., and others, in preparation, 1970). The basic-data report can be used alone for detailed information needed in planning water resources development at specific sites or it can be used to supplement the interpretive report.
Data were collected for this investigation from 1965 to 1967. Water
levels measured in wells as part of this investigation were published in
Connecticut Water Resources Bulletin No. 7 (Meikle and Baker, 1965) and No. 13
(Meikle, 1967) with water-level data from other wells throughout the State.
Publications containing relevant ground-water information are listed on page
those concerned with streamflow are on page 5 and those on quality of water,
are on page 6.
The locations of sites at which data were collected are shown on plate A
in the back pocket of this report. Data presented here were collected by the
U.S. Geological Survey unless otherwise noted.
Additional Publication Details
State/Local Government Series
Hydrogeologic data for the lower Housatonic River basin, Connecticut
Connecticut Water Resources Bulletin
Connecticut Water Resources Commission
Report: 50 p.; 3 Plates: 28.80 x 46.56 inches and smaller