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Hydrologic maps of the High Plains aquifer, January 1981, southwestern Kansas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 82-4079

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Abstract

A mathematical technique, called kriging, has been used in the form of a computer program to interpolate hydrologic data based on a network of 562 measured values. The computer program generated estimated values at the center of each 1-mile section in the Southwest Kansas Groundwater Management District No. 3 and facilitated contouring of selected hydrologic data that are needed in the effective management of ground water for irrigation. The kriging technique produced various maps that illustrate hydrologic conditions in the High Plains aquifer, the principal source of water in southwestern Kansas. Maps of the aquifer included the water-table altitudes, which ranged from about 2,040 feet to about 3,580 feet during January 1981, and saturated thickness, which ranged from 0 to over 600 feet during January 1981. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrologic maps of the High Plains aquifer, January 1981, southwestern Kansas
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
82-4079
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
8 over-size sheets, scale 1:250,000 (1 inch = about 4 miles)
Scale:
250000