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Construction, geologic, and ground-water data for observation wells near the Shelby County landfill, Memphis, Tennessee

Open-File Report 88-486

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Abstract

Forty-one observation wells and two stratigraphic test holes were drilled near the Shelby County landfill in east Memphis. These wells were installed as part of an investigation on possible vertical leakage of groundwater from the alluvial aquifer into the Memphis Sand aquifer. The alluvial aquifer consists of about 45 to 55 ft of alluvial silt, sand, and gravel. This is separated from the underlying Memphis Sand aquifer by about 30 to 60 ft of silt, silty sand, and clay in the confining layer. Thirty wells completed in the alluvium were generally less than 50 ft deep. The depth to the water table ranged from about 15 to more than 45 ft below land surface. Four observation wells were completed in the upper part of the Memphis Sand aquifer. Water levels in the Memphis Sand aquifer were generally 35 to 40 ft below land surface. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Construction, geologic, and ground-water data for observation wells near the Shelby County landfill, Memphis, Tennessee
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
88-486
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Copies of this report can be purchased from Books and Open-File Reports Section,
Description:
iv, 32 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.