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Potentiometric surface of the Mississippian Aquifer in parts of Trigg, Lyon, Caldwell, and Christian Counties, Mississippian Plateau region, Kentucky

Water-Resources Investigations Report 78-25

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Abstract

Ground-water levels in a 600 square mile area of the Cumberland River drainage basin in parts of Trigg, Lyon Caldwell, and Christian Counties, Mississippian Plateau Region, Kentucky are shown by means of contours on the potentiometric surface. Generaly, ground water moves toward and with the surface drainage to Lake Barkley and the Cumberland River. The potentiometric map indicates a minimum drilling depth to water. The bedrock is composed largely of sandstone, cavernous limestone, or jointed and fractured limestone. All of these rock types yield sufficient water for domestic and stock purposes. The cavernous limestone is extremely vulnerable to pollution. (Kosco-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potentiometric surface of the Mississippian Aquifer in parts of Trigg, Lyon, Caldwell, and Christian Counties, Mississippian Plateau region, Kentucky
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
78-25
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1978
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
6 maps on 3 sheets : both sides ; 58 x 70 cm. and 58 x 116 cm., sheets 71 x 124 cm., folded in envelope 33 x 25 cm.