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Historic water-level changes and pumpage from the principal aquifers of the Memphis area, Tennessee; 1886-1975, text, tables, and illustrations indicating historic ground-water use and results

Water-Resources Investigations Report 76-67

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Abstract

Annual pumpage in the Memphis, Tennessee area, for both the Memphis Sand ('500-foot ' sand) and Fort Pillow Sand ('1400-foot ' sand) from the time of initial pumping from these aquifers to 1975 is presented in both tabular and graphic forms. The Memphis Sand supplied 188 million gallons per day in 1975 or 95 percent of the total water used in the area. Pumpage from the Fort Pillow Sand has decreased in recent years and in 1975 was about 4 million gallons per day. Pumping increases from the Memphis Sand have caused an almost continual decline of water levels. Water-level-change may show the fluctuations in water levels for two periods of high water use. Water levels in the Fort Pillow Sand show a rise since 1963, coincidental with pumping reductions. The data suggest that a constant pumping rate will cause little water-level decline and that the water levels can be altered for efficient resource management by areally varying the distribution of pumping. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Historic water-level changes and pumpage from the principal aquifers of the Memphis area, Tennessee; 1886-1975, text, tables, and illustrations indicating historic ground-water use and results
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
76-67
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1976
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 45 p. (some folded) :ill., maps ;28 cm.