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Hydrologic and chemical data from selected wells and springs in southern Elmore County, including Mountain Home Air Force Base, southwestern Idaho, Fall 1989

Open-File Report 90-112

Prepared in cooperation with Department of the Air Force
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Abstract

Hydrologic and chemical data were collected during September through November 1989 from 90 wells and 6 springs in southern Elmore County, southwestern Idaho. These data were collected to characterize the chemical quality of water in major water-yielding zones in areas near Mountain Home and the Mountain Home Air Force Base. The data include well and spring locations, well-construction and water-level information, and chemical analysis of water from each well and spring inventoried.


Ground water in the study area is generally suitable for most uses. In localized areas, water is highly mineralized, and pH, concentrations of dissolved sulfate, chloride, or nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen exceed national public drinking water limits. Fecal coliform and fecal streptococci bacteria were detected in separate water samples. One or more volatile organic compounds were detected in water samples from 15 wells, and the concentration of benzene exceeded the national public drinking water limit in a water sample from one well.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic and chemical data from selected wells and springs in southern Elmore County, including Mountain Home Air Force Base, southwestern Idaho, Fall 1989
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
90-112
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Boise, ID
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 35 p. :ill. ;28 cm.
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho
Scale:
100000