Drilling a deep geologic test well at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Fact Sheet 2011-3032
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), is drilling a deep geologic test well at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The test well is scheduled to run between mid-March and early May 2011. When completed, the well will be about 1,000 feet deep. The purpose of this test well is to gain knowledge about the regional-scale Floridan aquifer, an important source of groundwater in the Hilton Head area. Also, cores obtained during drilling will enable geologists to study the last 60 million years of Earth history in this area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Drilling a deep geologic test well at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2011-3032
DOI 10.3133/fs20113032
Edition -
Year Published 2011
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina
City Hiltonhead Island, South Carolina
Other Geospatial Floridan Aquifer
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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