Value of the electrical log for estimating ground‐water supplies and the quality of the ground water

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
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This paper gives a brief summary of studies of the value of the electrical log for estimating ground‐water supplies and the quality of the water in them made in Texas by the United States Geological Survey and cooperating parties.

The electrical log has been found to be especially valuable in the Coastal Plain Region of Texas where the rocks consist mostly of a succession of clays or shales or sandy clays or shales lnterbedded with sands or sandstones. In that region the electrical log has been found to be more useful than the driller's log for correlating the principal water‐bearing horizons over wide areas. The log by itself is not an indicator of the permeability of the water‐bearing beds, nor a safe guide as to the quality of the water in them, but if it is studied in connection with other data, it is sure to tell an interesting and instructive story. Thus far in Texas no extensive studies have been made of the value of the electrical log in limestone aquifers or in sand or sandstone aquifers associated with limestone.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Value of the electrical log for estimating ground‐water supplies and the quality of the ground water
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR028i006p00903
Volume 28
Issue 6
Year Published 1947
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 9 p.
First page 903
Last page 911
Country United States
State Texas
County Galveston
Other Geospatial Galveston County
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