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Water-level data from wells in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico

Open-File Report 87-120

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey monitored water levels in wells in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, a storage facility constructed in bedded salts in which defense-associated transuranic wastes will be deposited, in southeastern New Mexico during 1977 to 1985. A variety of methods was used to measure water levels. The particular method utilized at a given time depended on several factors, including the amount of condensation in the well, well-head configuration, depth to water, rate of water level change, and availability of equipment. The five methods utilized were: air line, Lynes pressure sentry system, M-scope, steel tape, and winch. (Lantz-PTT)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-level data from wells in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, southeastern New Mexico
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
87-120
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 107 p. :ill., map ;28 cm.