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Ground-water flow analysis of the Mississippi Embayment aquifer system, South-Central United States

Professional Paper 1416-I

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Abstract

The Mississippi Embayment aquifer system is composed of six regional aquifers covering about 160,000 square miles in parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The flow analysis presented in this report as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer-System Analysis study pertains to five aquifers in sediments of the Wilcox and Claiborne groups of Tertiary age. In descending order, the aquifers are (1) the upper Claiborne, (2) the middle Claiborne, (3) the lower Claiborne-upper Wilcox, (4) the middle Wilcox, and (5) the lower Wilcox. The flow analysis of the sixth aquifer in the aquifer system, the Mississippi River valley alluvial aquifer in sediments of Holocene and Pleistocene age, is presented in chapter D of this Professional Paper.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water flow analysis of the Mississippi Embayment aquifer system, South-Central United States
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1416
Chapter:
I
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1998
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
p. I1-I48; 9 plates in pocket
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Regional aquifer-system analysis--Gulf Coastal Plain