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Susceptibility of ground water to surface and shallow sources of contamination in Mississippi

Hydrologic Atlas 739

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Ground water, because of its extensive use in agriculture, industry, and public-water supply, is one of Mississippi's most important natural resources.  Ground water is the source for about 80 percent of the total freshwater used by the State's population (Solley and others, 1993).  About 2,600 Mgal/d of freshwater is withdrawn from aquifers in Mississippi (D.E. Burt, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey, oral commun., 1995).  Wells capable of yielding 200 gal/min of water with quality suitable for most uses can be developed nearly anywhere in the State (Bednar, 1988).  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution Control, and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Bureau of Plant Industry, conducted an investigation to evaluate the susceptibility of ground water to contamination from surgace and shallow sources in Mississippi.  A geographic information system (GIS) was used to develop and analyze statewide spatial data layers that contain geologic, hydrologic, physiographic, and cultural information.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Susceptibility of ground water to surface and shallow sources of contamination in Mississippi
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
739
ISBN:
0607861126
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
4 Plates: 37.08 x 48.61 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Mississippi
Scale:
500000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N