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Geohydrologic systems in Kansas, geohydrology of the Great Plains aquifer system

Hydrologic Atlas 722-G

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Abstract

Sedimentary rocks of Late Cambrian through Early Cretaceous age in Kansas are part of a regional flow system of hydraulically connected aquifers and confining units. Future demands for water require that these deeply buried rocks be studied to describe hydrologic properties and ground-water-flow conditions and to provide information that will serve as the basis for decisions concerning the protection and the management of the water resources contained therein, Toward this end, the U.S. Geological Survey, as a part of its Central Midwest Regional Aquifer-System Analysis (CMRASA), began a 5-year hydrologic investigation of this regional flow system in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas (Jorgensen and Signor, 1981).
This chapter is one of nine contained in Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-722, which present a description of the physical framework (Chapters B-F) and the geohydrology (Chapters G-I} of principal aquifers and confining systems in Upper Cambrian through Lower Cretaceous rocks in Kansas; the stratigraphic relations of these geohydrologic systems are discussed in detail in Chapter A (Wolf and others, 1990). This chapter (G) describes the geohydrology of the Great Plains aquifer system; the physical framework of the Great Plains aquifer system is presented in Chapter B (Spinazola and others, 1992).
The maps in this chapter are based on existing data from selected geophysical and lithologic logs, drill-stem tests, water-level measurements, water-quality analyses, and published maps of stratigraphically equivalent units. An index to the geohydrologic data compiled for the CMRASA in Kansas is presented in Spinazola and others (1987). For the most part, data used to construct the maps were collected over many years and do not reflect aquifer conditions for any specific time period.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geohydrologic systems in Kansas, geohydrology of the Great Plains aquifer system
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
722
Chapter:
G
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1993
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
11 maps on 2 sheets :col. ;37 x 69 cm. or smaller , sheet 96 x 135 cm. and 102 x 125 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.
Scale:
1000000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N