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Quality of water in the Red River alluvial aquifer, Shreveport, to the mouth of the Black River, Louisiana

Open-File Report

Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Abstract

Chemical analyses of water samples from 296 wells in the Red River alluvial aquifer indicate that the ground water in the valley is generally hard (more than 120 milligrams per liter) and has a high iron concentration (greater than 6,000 micrograms per liter). The predominant ions found in the water were calcium and bicarbonate. However, in places in the vicinity of Natchitoches, saline water, probably from underlying formations, has infiltrated the aquifer and sodium and chloride are the principal constituents.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Quality of water in the Red River alluvial aquifer, Shreveport, to the mouth of the Black River, Louisiana
Series title:
Open-File Report
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Louisiana Water Science Center
Description:
ii, 7, A3, B3, C3, D2, E2, F2, G4, H4, I4, J2 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
J2
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana