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Availability of ground water in the northern part, Ten Mile and Taunton River basins, southeastern Massachusetts

Hydrologic Atlas 300

Prepared in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Water Resources Commission
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Abstract

The northern part of the Tenmile and Taunton River basins occupies an area of about 195 square miles. It includes some of the rapidly growing suburbs of Boston, Attleboro, and Brockton and lies along major highways connecting Boston with Fall River and Providence, Rhode Island. (See location map.)

The purpose of this report is to delineate the extent of and to estimate the annual sustained yield and pumpage of the principal aquifers that are suitable for exploration for high-yielding wells to meet the needs of municipal water systems and industry. Lesser aquifers providing water for industrial, commercial, domestic, and some municipal supplies are also outlined.

This report is based on geologic mapping, records of about 2,200 wells and test borings, seismic records, and discussion of water problems with municipal and corporate officials, drillers, and consulting engineers. Selected test borings and wells, including most municipal and industrial  wells, are located on the map. They indicate areas from which water is pumped, saturated thickness and texture of materials, yield of wells, and areas in which exploratory work has already been done. Additional subsurface data are listed in a separate report (Williams and Willey, 1967).

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Availability of ground water in the northern part, Ten Mile and Taunton River basins, southeastern Massachusetts
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
300
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
1 Map: 41.96 x 40.74 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Taunton River, Ten Mile River
Scale:
31680
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y