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Nomenclature of regional hydrogeologic units of the Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system

Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4202

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Abstract

Clastic sediments of the Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system can be divided into four regional aquifers separated by three regional confining units. The four regional aquifers have been named for major rivers that cut across their outcrop areas and expose the aquifer materials. From youngest to oldest, the aquifers are called the Chickasawhay River, Pearl River, Chattahoochee River, and Black Warrior River aquifers, and the regional confining units separating them are given the same name as the aquifer they overlie. Most of the regional hydrogeologic units are subdivided within each of the four States that comprise the study area. Correlation of regional units is good with hydrogeologic units delineated by a similar regional study to the west and southwest. Because of complexity created by a major geologic structure to the northeast of the study area and dramatic facies change from clastic to carbonate strata to the southeast, correlation of regional hydrogeologic units is poor in these directions. (Author 's abstract)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Nomenclature of regional hydrogeologic units of the Southeastern Coastal Plain aquifer system
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
87-4202
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 21 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.