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A progress report on results of test drilling and ground-water investigations of the Snake Plain aquifer, southeastern Idaho: Part 3: Lake Walcott-Bonanza Lake area

Water Information Bulletin 38

Prepared by the United States Geological Survey in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Water Resources
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Abstract

Direct-current resistivity soundings and exploratory drilling suggest that the basalt of the Snake River Group is relatively thin in the area along the Snake River that is topographically suitable for pumping large quantities of ground water in exchange for surface water. The formations underlying the Snake River Group appear to have low permeability and probably would not yield large amounts of water. Previous studies have indicated that the southern edge of the Snake Plain aquifer extended to the Snake River. Data presented in this report implies that, in general, the southern boundary should, in fact, be several miles north of the river.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
A progress report on results of test drilling and ground-water investigations of the Snake Plain aquifer, southeastern Idaho: Part 3: Lake Walcott-Bonanza Lake area
Series title:
Water Information Bulletin
Series number:
38
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher location:
Boise City, ID
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 25 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
Other Geospatial:
Snake Plain Aquifer