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Index of surface-water records, part 5, Hudson Bay and upper Mississippi River basins, to September 30, 1948

Circular 58

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Abstract

Langlade County depends almost exclusively on groundwater pumped from the glacial sand and gravel deposits for its water needs. Well yields of 10 to 20 gallons per minute (gpm) can be obtained from these deposits throughout most of the county. Horizontal hydraulic conductivity values of glacial material range from < 1 ft/day in fine-grained glacial tills in western parts of the county to approximately 145 ft/day in outwash deposits. The transmissivity of glacial deposits ranges from essentially zero in areas of unsaturated glacial material to more than 40,000 sq ft/day in the outwash plain of south-central Langlade County. Most surface water and groundwater originates from precipitation falling within the county. Groundwater composition in Langlade County is similar to most groundwater in the State and is of suitable quality for most uses. It is a calcium magnesium bicarbonate type. Concentrations of total dissolved solids are relatively low and range from 71 to 369 mg/L, with a median value of 144 mg/L. An average of about 4.7 million gallons of water was pumped daily in Langlade County in 1983. Irrigation and fish rearing are the major groundwater uses in the county. An average of about 4.2 million gallons per day was pumped for irrigation during the months of June, July, and August. Results of this study show that present irrigation pumpage rates have little effect on groundwater levels in the Antigo Flats area. (Lantz-PTT)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Index of surface-water records, part 5, Hudson Bay and upper Mississippi River basins, to September 30, 1948
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
58
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1949
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey,
Description:
21 p. ;27 cm.