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Potentiometric surface of the Magothy Aquifer in southern Maryland, September 1991

Open-File Report 93-653

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Abstract

A map showing the potentiometric surface of the Magothy aquifer in the Magothy Formation of Cretaceous age in southern Maryland during September 1991 was prepared from water levels measured in 89 wells. The potentiometric surface was highest near the northwestern boundary and outcrop area of the aquifer in topographically high areas of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges Counties. Regionally, the potentiometric surface sloped gently downward toward the southeast, and the local gradients were directed toward the centers of 3 cones of depression that have developed in response to pumping. These cones were centered around well fields in the Annapolis, Waldorf, and Chalk Point areas. Groundwater levels were more than 50 feet below sea level in the Waldorf area, nearly 50 feet below sea level at Chalk Point, and greater than 10 feet below sea level near Annapolis.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potentiometric surface of the Magothy Aquifer in southern Maryland, September 1991
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
93-653
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1993
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map :photocopy ;22 x 17 cm.