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Potential yields of wells in unconsolidated aquifers in upstate New York-- Niagara sheet

Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4076

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Abstract

This map depicts the locations and potential well yields of unconsolidated aquifers in western New York at a scale of 1:250 ,000. It also delineates segments of aquifers that are used for public water supplies and designated by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as ' Primary Water Supply Aquifers. ' The map also lists published reports that give detailed information on each area. Most aquifers were deposited in low areas, such as valleys and plains, during deglaciation of the region. Thick, permeable, well-sorted sand and gravel units yield large quantities of water - more than 100 gal/min - to properly constructed wells. Thin sand units and sand and gravel units and thicker gravel units that have a large content of silt and fine sand yield moderate amounts of water, 10 to 100 gal/min. Dug wells that tap till or lacustrine deposits yield less than 5 gal/min. Well yields from bedrock are not indicated. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Potential yields of wells in unconsolidated aquifers in upstate New York-- Niagara sheet
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
88-4076
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1988
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map : col. ; 72 x 74 cm., on sheet 102 x 84 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.