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Ground-water for public supply in St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Water Supply Paper 1663-D

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Abstract

The ground-water resources of St. Croix, V.I., if properly developed should be adequate to supply the present and near-future demand for water for public supply. Ground water is obtained from weathered volcanic and intrusive rocks (bedrocks), from limestone, and from alluvium. The water obtained from weathered bedrocks and from alluvium in the valleys of the North Side Range is generally of better quality than that obtained elsewhere on the island. The greatest yields are obtained from the limestone and alluvium of the south-central coastal plain, but the water there is generally of poor to only fair quality. In the East End area no water, or salty water, is obtained from wells.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ground-water for public supply in St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1663
Chapter:
D
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1963
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.,
Description:
iii, 27 p. :ill., maps ;24 cm.