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Public-supply pumpage in Wisconsin

Open-File Report 83-931

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Abstract

The amounts and distribution of the pumpage of ground water for public supplies among four aquifers in Wisconsin are summarized. The data are for 1979. The proportions would be similar for subsequent years. Of the water pumped for public supplies, 95 percent comes from two major aquifers, the sand and gravel, and the standstone. Lesser amounts of water come from the Silurian dolomite, which exists only in a narrow band in eastern Wisconsin, and from the Precambrian, which is the generally low-yielding basement rock extending beneath the entire state. Protection of these aquifers from contamination is essential to the future well being of the State and its residents. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Public-supply pumpage in Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-931
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 49 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.