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Cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in Alaska

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4096

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Abstract

The Batavia glacial-outwash aquifer, composed of outwash, kame, and alluvial sand and gravel, is highly productive and is partly in hydraulic contact with Tonawanda Creek. Potential well yields range from 50 to more than 1,000 gallons per minute. Most of the aquifer is under shallow water table conditions and vulnerable to surface contamination. Aquifer thickness ranges from 10 to 60 feet. The aquifer underlies a mostly rural area containing only small communities and, therefore, is not heavily pumped. Geohydrologic data are compiled on six maps at 1:24,000 scale and in geologic sections. The maps depict surficial geology, soil-infiltration capacity, potentiometric surface, aquifer thickness, well yields, and land use. This map report is one in a series of four that depict selected aquifers in western New York. It supplements a series that is being done by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with State agencies. The maps are based largely on published reports, data filed in several State agencies, and field notes. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Cost-effectiveness of the stream-gaging program in Alaska
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4096
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
v, 100 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.