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Potentiometric map of the Paleozoic aquifer in northeastern Mississippi, October and November 1978

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-71

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Abstract

The Paleozoic rocks that outcrop in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, supply water to public, industrial, and domestic wells in two counties in the northeastern part of the State. Paleozoic rocks in the area consist mostly of beds of sandstone, shale, and limestone which dip about 30 feet per mile to the southwest. The potentiometric surface of the Paleozoic aquifer slopes generally to the west away from the area of outcrop and is strongly influenced by large ground-water withdrawals at Corinth. The water level at Corinth has declined about 140 feet since 1954. Pumping at Corinth has affected water levels in wells more than 10 miles from the center of pumping. (Woodard-USGS).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potentiometric map of the Paleozoic aquifer in northeastern Mississippi, October and November 1978
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
79-71
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1979
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
United States Geological Survey,
Description:
1 map : col. ;24 x 22 cm. on sheet 43 x 54 cm.