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A ground-water reconnaissance in the Pine Forest region, Haiti

Open-File Report 49-113

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Abstract

The Pine Forest region is located in southeastern Haiti. The SHADA Forest Division headquarters near the eastern end of the region is about 98 kilometers by road from Port-au-Prince.


In early February 1949 the writers made a brief geologic study of the region to determine the feasibility of drilling wells to obtain water for domestic, stock and small-scale industrial use. Existing water supplies are very scanty and undependable. There are no wells in the region, and springs are notably scarce and widely separated. Water supplies are now obtained principally from rain-water catchments or from roof-tops. These supplies frequently fail during prolonged dry periods and water must be hauled from great distances.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A ground-water reconnaissance in the Pine Forest region, Haiti
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
49-113
Year Published:
1949
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Description:
6 p.
Country:
Haiti