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Availability of ground water in the middle Merrimack River basin, central and southern New Hampshire

Water-Resources Investigations Report 76-39

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Abstract

Sufficient amounts of water to supply single family homes are available from the bedrock aquifer nearly everywhere in the middle Merrimack River basin in central and southern New Hampshire. Relatively this and narrow, unconsolidated aquifers of sand or sand and gravel commonly capable of yielding more than 200 gallons per minute to properly located and constructed wells are found only in major stream valleys. The map provides a preliminary assessment of the availability of ground water in the basin, as determined by estimating the capability of the aquifers to store and transmit water. On the map, aquifers are rated as having high, medium, or low potential to yield water. Ground water in the middle Merrimack River basin is generally of good chemical quality. Most of it is clear and colorless, contains no suspended matter and practically no bacteria, water may be affected by land-use practices. Degradation of water quality may occur in unsewered residential and village areas, near solid-waste-disposal sites, agricultural land, and major highways. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Availability of ground water in the middle Merrimack River basin, central and southern New Hampshire
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
76-39
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Dept. of the Interior, United States Geological Survey,
Description:
1 sheet 112 x 77 cm. fold to 29 x 20 cm. :1 fold. col. map.