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Map of water table in Solomon River valley, Waconda Lake to Solomon, north-central Kansas, May 1980

Open-File Report 81-334

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Abstract

A map of the water table in the Solomon River valley from Waconda Lake to Solomon presents current (1980) data on water levels in the unconsolidated deposits. The Solomon River, which originates in western Kansas, flows southeastward from Waconda Lake to its confluence with the Smoky Hill River at Solomon. In the study area, its valley is incised into consolidated rocks that are composed mostly of shale and limestone. The unconsolidated deposits in the valley underlie the flood plain and the terrace. The alluvial deposits generally consist of gravel and sand, grading upward to sand and silt, with clay lenses interbedded throughout. Thickness of the deposits may be as much as 70 feet. Ground water in the unconsolidated deposits is a principal source of supply for domestic, stock, and irrigation use. Water-table contours indicate that ground water moves from the alluvial deposits to the stream. Thus, the Solomon River gains in flow through most of the reach. Water-level measurements for this study were made during the spring of 1980, prior to the irrigation season. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map of water table in Solomon River valley, Waconda Lake to Solomon, north-central Kansas, May 1980
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
81-334
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map ;61 x 66 cm.