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Summary groundwater resources of Centre County, Pennsylvania

Water Resource Report 48

Prepared by the U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey
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Abstract

The northwest third of Centre County lies in the Appalachian Plateaus physiographic province. The higher altitudes are underlain by the Conemaugh, Allegheny, and Pottsville Groups, which consist of sandstone, shale, and thin limestone and coal beds. The average yield of nondomestic wells in the Allegheny Group is 20 gpm (gallons per minute) and that in the Pottsville Group 100 gpm. Water from wells in these groups commonly has a high concentration of iron. Most of the rest of the Appalachian Plateaus province is underlain by the Burgoon Sandstone. The Burgoon yields soft water, and the average yield of nondomestic wells is 70 gpm.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Summary groundwater resources of Centre County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Water Resource Report
Series number:
48
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pennsylvania Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Harrisburg, PA
Contributing office(s):
Water Resources Division
Description:
vii, 60 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Centre County