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Results of exploratory drilling at Point MacKenzie, Alaska, 1981

Open-File Report 81-1072

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Abstract

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough anticipates industrial development near Point MacKenzie, Alaska. Because little hydrologic information is available for the area, the Borough contracted for the drilling of two test wells. It was found that: Both wells penetrated unconsolidated stratified clay, silt, sand, and gravel; each well penetrated a shallow unconfined and deeper confined aquifers; the water levels in the wells rise and fall with the tide; the chemical analyses indicate that the water quality meets the Alaska Drinking Water Standards, except for slightly high levels of manganese and pH; and the potential for saltwater intrusion should be evaluated as part of future studies. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Results of exploratory drilling at Point MacKenzie, Alaska, 1981
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-1072
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
ii, 11 p. ill. ;28 cm.