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Geohydrology of the valley-fill aquifer in the Cohocton area, upper Cohocton River, Steuben County, New York

Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4040

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Abstract

The Cohocton valley-fill aquifer, composed of outwash, kame, and alluvial sand and gravel, is highly productive and is in hydraulic contact with the Cohocton River. 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. Thickness ranges from 20 to 100 feet. The aquifer lies in an 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. The maps are designed to help planners evaluate developments that may affect the aquifer, particularly potential contamination sources. This set 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, file data in several State agencies, and field notes. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geohydrology of the valley-fill aquifer in the Cohocton area, upper Cohocton River, Steuben County, New York
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
85-4040
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1984
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
6 maps and 1 section on 7 sheets ; 61 x 89 cm. and 101 x 94 cm.