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Digital data sets that describe aquifer characteristics of the Enid isolated terrace aquifer in northwestern Oklahoma

Open-File Report 96-450

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Abstract

ARC/INFO export and nonproprietary format files The data sets in this report include digitized aquifer boundaries and maps of hydraulic conductivity, recharge, and ground-water level elevation contours for the Enid isolated terrace aquifer in northwestern Oklahoma. The Enid isolated terrace aquifer covers approximately 82 square miles and supplies water for irrigation, domestic, municipal, and industrial use for the City of Enid and western Garfield County. The Quaternary-age Enid isolated terrace aquifer is composed of terrace deposits that consist of discontinuous layers of clay, sandy clay, sand, and gravel. The aquifer is unconfined and is bounded by the underlying Permian-age Hennessey Group on the east and the Cedar Hills Sandstone Formation of the Permian-age El Reno Group on the west. The Cedar Hills Sandstone Formation fills a channel beneath the thickest section of the Enid isolated terrace aquifer in the midwestern part of the aquifer. All of the data sets were digitized and created from information and maps in a ground-water modeling thesis and report of the Enid isolated terrace aquifer. The maps digitized were published at a scale of 1:62,500. Ground-water flow models are numerical representations that simplify and aggregate natural systems. Models are not unique; different combinations of aquifer characteristics may produce similar results. Therefore, values of hydraulic conductivity and recharge used in the model and presented in this data set are not precise, but are within a reasonable range when compared to independently collected data.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Digital data sets that describe aquifer characteristics of the Enid isolated terrace aquifer in northwestern Oklahoma
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
96-450
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1997
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division ; Available from the Earth Science Information Center, Open-file Reports Section,
Description:
1 computer disk :col. ;3 1/2 in.