Underground leakage from artesian wells in the Flowell area, near Fillmore, Utah

Technical Publication 1
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Some of the artesian wells in the Flowell area have a continuous flow of water up around the outside of the casing, others seem to be in this condition only when they are capped and have no surface flow from the casing. During recent years a few of the well casings have been perforated at several depths in an effort to increase the flow. Some of the wells flowed less after they were perforated than they did before. These observations led to the belief that there might be a large amount of leakage underground from the wells and that the drop of artesian pressure during the last 15 years might be caused in part by this underground waste. This survey of underground leakage was made with the deepwell meter during the period April 13 to May 24, 1943. In addition to the well exploration with the meter, measurements were made of the flow of each well, the diameter of the casing, and the height to which the artesian water 5 surface would rise, either above or below the land surface when the well was not discharging.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Underground leakage from artesian wells in the Flowell area, near Fillmore, Utah
Series title Technical Publication
Series number 1
Year Published 1944
Language English
Publisher Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights
Publisher location Salt Lake City, UT
Contributing office(s) Utah Water Science Center
Description 37 p.
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
City Flowell
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