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Reconnaissance of ground water in vicinity of Wichita Mountains southwestern Oklahoma

Circular 85

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Oklahoma Geological Survey
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Abstract

Urbanization and industrial growth have increased demands on water supplies in the vicinity of the Wichita Mountains in southwestern Oklahoma. The principal city, Lawton, uses surface water, supplemented by small quantities of ground water from the Arbuckle Group (Cambrian-Ordovician), for industrial and recreational use. During periods of drought, surface-water supplies in the Wichita Mountains area are not adequate to meet fully the increased water demands. An alternative source of water may be ground water from the Arbuckle Group. Other urban and rural consumers use ground water from Quaternary alluvium, the Rush Springs Formation (Permian), or the Arbuckle Group.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Reconnaissance of ground water in vicinity of Wichita Mountains southwestern Oklahoma
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
85
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oklahoma Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Norman, OK
Contributing office(s):
Oklahoma Water Science Center
Description:
vii, 13 p.; Map: 1 Sheet: 28 x 32 inches
Number of Pages:
18
Country:
United States
State:
Oklahoma
Other Geospatial:
Wichita Mountains