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Summary of surface-water quality, ground-water quality, and water withdrawals for the Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota

Open-File Report 2006-1144

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Abstract

Available surface-water quality, ground-water quality, and water-withdrawal data for the Spirit Lake Reservation were summarized. The data were collected intermittently from 1948 through 2004 and were compiled from U.S. Geological Survey databases, North Dakota State Water Commission databases, and Spirit Lake Nation tribal agencies. Although the quality of surface water on the reservation generally is satisfactory, no surface-water sources are used for consumable water supplies. Ground water on the reservation is of sufficient quality for most uses. The Tokio and Warwick aquifers have better overall water quality than the Spiritwood aquifer. Water from the Spiritwood aquifer is used mostly for irrigation. The Warwick aquifer provides most of the consumable water for the reservation and for the city of Devils Lake. Annual water withdrawals from the Warwick aquifer by the Spirit Lake Nation ranged from 71 million gallons to 122 million gallons during 2000-04.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Summary of surface-water quality, ground-water quality, and water withdrawals for the Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2006-1144
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
North Dakota Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 22 p.
Number of Pages:
26
Scale:
0