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January 1980 water levels, and data related to water-level changes, western and south-central Kansas

Open-File Report 80-958

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Abstract

Water-level measurements were made, mostly in January 1980, in about 1,240 observation wells in western and south-central Kansas. The measurements were made in mid-winter when pumping was minimal and water levels had recovered from the effects of pumping during the previous irrigation season. Annual hydrologic data are provided for relating water-level changes from a ' base-reference year ' (predevelopment year), a year of abnormally high rainfall and minimum pumpage (1966), and the previous year (1979). The ' base-reference year ' is designated at 1950 for the northwestern and westcentral areas, 1940 for the southwestern area, and 1944 for the south-central area. Water level data in the south-central area also are compared with data for 1974. ' Base-reference-year ' water levels are based on measurements made during that year and on interpretation of water-table maps. Data also are provided for relating the average annual water-level changes, saturated thicknesses of the deposits, and percentage changes in saturated thicknesses. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
January 1980 water levels, and data related to water-level changes, western and south-central Kansas
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-958
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
165 p. :maps ;28 cm.