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Ground-water conditions and well yields in fractured rocks, southwestern Nevada County, California

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4262

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Abstract

This report describes the availability of ground water in the southwestern part of Nevada County, and suggests general guidelines for selecting sites for future ground-water development in the study area. Ground water in this area occurs chiefly in fractures in hard pre-Tertiary metavolcanic and plutonic rocks generally above a depth of 215 feet. Some ground water is found at the contact between alluvium or decomposed granite and the underlying hard rock; little is found in alluvium or colluvium. Mean yield is less than 18 gallons per minute. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water conditions and well yields in fractured rocks, southwestern Nevada County, California
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4262
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 38 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.