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Possibilities of obtaining an additional water supply near Hingham, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 50-57

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Abstract

In February 1942 the War Production Board requested the U.S. Geological Survey to furnish information on the possibilities of obtaining additional water supply near the shore at Hingham, Mass. It was estimated that 300,000 to 500,000 gallons a day was needed.


On February 25 and 26, 1942, a brief field study of the ground-water conditions was made in an area about 2 miles wide along the shore of Hingham Bay at Hingham, Mass. Most of this area is shown on the topographic map of the Weymouth Quadrangle, Mass., surveyed by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1936. The field work of the ground-water study consisted mainly of surface transverses and the examination of road cuts and gravel pits. In addition, well records and other data were collected from well drillers and public officials. Acknowledgement is made to H. B. Kinnison, district engineer, U.S. Geological Survey, at Boston, Mass., for his assistance and suggestions.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Possibilities of obtaining an additional water supply near Hingham, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
50-57
Year Published:
1942
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts