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Potentiometric Surface of the Patuxent Aquifer in Southern Maryland, September 2009

Open-File Report 2010-1209

Prepared in cooperation with the Maryland Geological Survey and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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Abstract

This report presents a map showing the potentiometric surface of the Patuxent aquifer in the Patuxent Formation of Early Cretaceous age in Southern Maryland during September 2009. The map is based on water-level measurements in 42 wells. The highest measured water level was 169 feet above sea level in the outcrop area of the aquifer in northern Prince George's County. From this area, the potentiometric surface declined south towards well fields at Glen Burnie, Bryans Road, the Morgantown power plant, and the Chalk Point power plant. The measured groundwater levels were 78 feet below sea level at Glen Burnie, 56 feet below sea level at Bryans Road, 29 feet below sea level at the Morgantown power plant, and 28 feet below sea level at the Chalk Point power plant. The map also shows well yield in gallons per day for 2008 at wells or well fields.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potentiometric Surface of the Patuxent Aquifer in Southern Maryland, September 2009
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1209
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Maryland Water Science Center
Description:
Map; 1 Sheet
Time Range Start:
2009-09-01
Time Range End:
2009-09-30
Country:
United States
Scale:
250000
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N