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Preliminary delineation and description of the regional aquifers of Tennessee; Tertiary aquifer system

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4011

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Abstract

The Tertiary aquifer system in Tennessee is composed of sands and clays of Quaternary and Tertiary age. The aquifer system occurs in west Tennessee from the Mississippi River east to the outcrop of the Porters Creek Clay. Groundwater in the Tertiary aquifer system is recharged at outcrops and through overlying permeable deposits. The underlying Porters Creek Clay acts as the lower confining layer. The Tertiary aquifer system is the single most prolific source of groundwater in Tennessee. The water quality is excellent with generally less than 500 mg/L dissolved solids. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary delineation and description of the regional aquifers of Tennessee; Tertiary aquifer system
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4011
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 23 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.