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Ground-water availability from the unconsolidated deposits of the St. Lawrence River Basin, New York

Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4133

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Abstract

Protection of New York State 's aquifers has become an increasingly important issue among water resource managers at all levels of State and Local government. Aquifer delineation is necessary as an initial phase in the effective management of the State 's groundwater resources. Many of New York 's productive aquifers consist of unconsolidated deposits. In an effort to obtain complete coverage of all the significant unconsolidated aquifers in New York, the U.S. Geological Survey and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation began a cooperative study in 1985 to compile groundwater availability maps of each major river basin. This map delineates the unconsolidated aquifers that underlie the State 's northernmost eight counties and gives the estimated potential yield of properly constructed wells completed in these aquifers. Additional well locations and delineation of the aquifers were obtained through a well inventory conducted during the study. (Lantz-PTT)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water availability from the unconsolidated deposits of the St. Lawrence River Basin, New York
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
87-4133
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1987
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map ; 72 x 109 cm., on sheet 81 x 117 cm., folded in envelope 33 x 25 cm.