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Ground-water levels in and pumpage from the alluvial aquifer at Louisville, Kentucky, May 1989-May 1991

Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4099

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Abstract

Water-level data have been collected in the alluvial aquifer at Louisville, Ky., by the U.S. Geological Survey since 1943. Interpretations of these data are published periodically to update the record and help local officials manage this ground-water supply. Maps and hydrographs are presented on two sheets to aid in the interpretation of water-level changes for the period May 1989-May 1991. The altitude of the water table in the alluvial aquifer has increased as much as 5 feet in some areas during the 2-year period of May 1989-May 1991. Hydrographs for obser- vation wells throughout the alluvial aquifer show that water levels fluctuate seasonally and in response to wet and dry periods; overall, the water- level trend has been upward in recent years. Water levels in the downtown area are affected by the pumping of ground water to heat and cool several buildings in the area. Ground-water contour maps show induced infiltration of water from the Ohio River to the alluvial aquifer in downtown Louisville as a result of the ground-water pumping.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water levels in and pumpage from the alluvial aquifer at Louisville, Kentucky, May 1989-May 1991
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
94-4099
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1995
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
1 map on 2 sheets ; 31 x 22 cm. and 24 x 22 cm., sheets each 108 x 88 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.
Scale:
24000