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Geohydrology of the Irondequoit Creek Basin near Rochester, New York

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4259

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Abstract

Geohydrologic information on the area within and surrounding the Irondequoit Creek basin near Rochester, in north-central New York, is presented on five maps at 1:24,000 scale indicating: (1) locations of glacial geomorphic features, (2) surficial geology, (3) soil permeability, (4) potentiometric-surface altitude and directions of groundwater movement, and (5) groundwater recharge and flow patterns. Also included are 20 geologic sections showing statigraphic relationships, aquifer composition, and depth to bedrock. Each map includes a short text and a list of references. Results indicate that groundwater within the basin flows northward to Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario and that the groundwater drainage system is considerably smaller than the overlying surface drainage area. These maps, based on available records and published data, depict the location of major recharge areas, relative rates of recharge, and the direction and rates of groundwater flow within the basin for use in aquifer management. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geohydrology of the Irondequoit Creek Basin near Rochester, New York
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4259
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
5 maps on 7 sheets ; 77 x 44 cm., sheets 89 x 63 cm. and 89 x 71 cm., folded in envelope 33 x 25 cm.