This potentiometric map of the Gordo aquifer in northeastern Mississippi is the second in a series of maps, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land and Water Resources, delineating the potentiometric surfaces of the major aquifers in Mississippi. The potentiometric surface of the Gordo aquifer slopes generally to the west away from the outcrop area and it is depressed generally by large ground-water withdrawals in the Tupelo and Columbus areas. Historically, water levels in or near the outcrop of the Gordo aquifer have shown little or no long-term changes. Heavy withdrawals from the downdip area have caused long-term water-level declines of 1 to 2 feet per year in much of the confined part of the aquifer. Water-level decline in one observation well in Tupelo has averaged about 5 feet per year since 1966. (USGS)
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Potentiometric map of the Gordo Aquifer in northeastern Mississippi, September, October, and November 1978
1 map :col. ;54 x 31 cm. on sheet 64 x 77 cm. folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.