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Development of simulated groundwater-contributing areas to selected streams, ponds, coastal water bodies, and production wells in the Plymouth-Carver region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Data Series 1074

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
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https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1074

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  • Document: Report (5.63 MB pdf)
  • Data Release: USGS data release - Simulated Groundwater-Contributing Areas to Selected Streams, Ponds, Coastal Water Bodies, and Production Wells, Plymouth-Carver Region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Introduction

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in support of the Massachusetts Estuaries Project (MEP), delineated groundwater-contributing areas to various hydrologic receptors including ponds, streams, and coastal water bodies throughout southeastern Massachusetts, including portions of the Plymouth-Carver aquifer system and all of Cape Cod. These contributing areas were delineated over a 6-year period from 2003 through 2008 by using previously published regional USGS groundwater-flow models for the Plymouth-Carver region (Masterson and others, 2009), the Sagamore (western) and Monomoy (eastern) flow lenses of Cape Cod (Walter and Whealan, 2005), and lower Cape Cod (Masterson, 2004). The original USGS groundwater-contributing areas were subsequently revised in some locations by the MEP to remove modeling artifacts or to make the contributing areas more consistent with site-specific hydrologic conditions without further USGS review. This report describes the process used to create the USGS groundwater-contributing areas and provides these model results in their original format in a single, publicly accessible publication.

Suggested Citation

Carlson, C.S., Masterson, J.P., Walter, D.A., and Barbaro, J.R., 2017, Development of simulated groundwater-contributing areas to selected streams, ponds, coastal water bodies, and production wells in the Plymouth-Carver region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1074, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1074.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Groundwater-Contributing Area Output
  • Limitations
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Conversion Process from Original Electronic Format Files to Shapefiles

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Development of simulated groundwater-contributing areas to selected streams, ponds, coastal water bodies, and production wells in the Plymouth-Carver region and Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
1074
DOI:
10.3133/ds1074
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
New England Water Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 17 p.; Data Release
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Cape Cod, Plymouth-Carver Region
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N