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Index of surface-water records, part 12, Pacific slope basins in Washington and upper Columbia River basin, to September 30, 1948

Circular 60

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Abstract

The groundwater resources of Wood County, Wisconsin, are described. Groundwater is pumped only from wells drilled in Precambrian rock in the northern two-thirds of the county. The generally low permeability of this rock limits the availability of groundwater in this area. Saturated deposits of sand and gravel yield more than 500 gal/min to wells in the southern part of the county. Background groundwater quality and indicators of groundwater-quality problems, such as elevated concentrations of nitrate, chloride, hardness, and iron, are compared by aquifer for the entire county. An elevated concentration of iron is the major water quality problem in the county. Results of water quality analysis from observation wells drilled next to abandoned landfills throughout the county indicate that groundwater in the immediate vicinity of these landfills has been affected by leachate. The report includes maps of the thickness and saturated thickness of unconsolidated deposits, a water-table map, and tables of aquifer-production and well-production data from about 1,500 drillers ' well-construction reports. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Index of surface-water records, part 12, Pacific slope basins in Washington and upper Columbia River basin, to September 30, 1948
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
60
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1949
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey,
Description:
17 p. ;27 cm.