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Water resources data of the Seward area, Alaska

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-11

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Abstract

Seward, Alaska, obtains a water supply of about 2 million gallons per day primarily from Marathon Springs and the Fort Raymond well field. The springs have supplied up to 800 gallons per minute, and the city 's deep wells currently have a combined capacity of about 3,000 gallons per minute. Freshwater is abundant in the area; future public supplies could be derived from both shallow and deep ground water and from stream impoundment with diversion. High deep-aquifer transmissivity at the Fort Raymond well field indicates that additional wells could be developed there. Water quality is generally not a problem for public consumption. A flood potential exists along several streams having broad alluvial fans. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources data of the Seward area, Alaska
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
79-11
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 45 p. :ill., maps ;26 cm.