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The High Plains aquifer in Kansas is a part of a regional system that extends South Dakota to Texas. The aquifer in Kansas underlies an area of 31,000 square miles in the western and south-central part. This aquifer is a hydraulically connected assemblage of unconsolidated water-bearing deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age. Maps published at a scale of 1:500,000 show the altitude and configuration of the water table in Kansas during 1965. Groundwater moved from higher altitudes in the western part of the High Plains to lower altitudes in the eastern part at a average rate of 10 ft/mi. The upgradient flexure of water table contours along some of the valleys indicates that groundwater was discharged to the streams in those areas. (USGS)
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Altitude and configuration of the water table in the High Plains Aquifer in Kansas, 1965
1 map :photocopy ;66 x 87 cm., on sheet 85 x 113 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.