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Ground-water availability in the central part of Lake Ontario basin, New York

Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4183

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Abstract

A set of three maps showing surficial geology, distribution of glacial aquifers, and potential well yield in the 708 sq mi central part of the Lake Ontario basin are presented at a scale of 1:125,000. The basin is parallel to Lake Ontario and extends from Rochester in the west to Oswego in the east. Aquifers consisting primarily of sand and gravel formed where meltwaters from glaciers deposited kame and outwash sand and gravel and where wave action along shores of glacial lakes eroded, reworked , and deposited beaches. Thick deposits of well-sorted sand and gravel yield relatively large quantities of water - typically more than 100 gal/min. Aquifers consisting of thin beds of sand and (or) gravel or thick gravel that contain a large proportion of silt and fine sand yield moderate amounts of water, 10 to 100 gal/min. Dug and driven wells that tap fine to medium sand deposits typically yield 1 to 10 gal/min. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water availability in the central part of Lake Ontario basin, New York
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
87-4183
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
3 maps ; 52 x 81 cm., on sheets 81 x 84 cm., folded in envelope 33 x 25 cm.