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Water-table contours and depth to water in the southeastern part of the Sweetwater River basin, central Wyoming, 1982

Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4205

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Abstract

This map describes the southeastern part of the Sweetwater River basin; the major aquifer consists of the upper part of the White River formations, all of Tertiary age, and to a small extent, the alluvium of the Quaternary age along the Sweetwater River. The saturated thickness of the aquifer in most of the area, but not including the alluvium ranges from 500 to 3000 ft. The maximum saturated thickness of the alluvium penetrated by test holes was 63 ft. The water-table contours and depths to water are based primarily on groundwater-level measurements made during 1982 in 104 wells, most of which are located south of the Sweetwater River. Land-surface altitudes of springs and water-surface altitudes along the Sweetwater River and perennial reaches of creeks flowing northward from the Green and Ferris Mountains also were used as control for mapping the water table. The perennial reaches shown on the map are assumed hydraulically connected with the water table. They were identified from streamflow gain-and-loss measurements made during April and May 1982. (Author 's abstract)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water-table contours and depth to water in the southeastern part of the Sweetwater River basin, central Wyoming, 1982
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
86-4205
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map ; 27 x 54 cm., on sheet 42 x 84 cm.