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Drilling a Deep Geologic Test Well at Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia

Fact Sheet 2009-3112

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is drilling a deep geologic test well at Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia. The operation is scheduled to run between mid-February and mid-April 2010. When completed, the well will be about 1,500 feet deep. The purpose of this test well is to gain knowledge about the regional-scale Floridan aquifer, an important source of groundwater in the Savannah area. Also, cores obtained during drilling will enable geologists to study the last 60 million years of Earth history in this area.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Drilling a Deep Geologic Test Well at Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3112
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Time Range Start:
2010-02-01
Time Range End:
2010-04-30
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N