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Map showing saturated thickness of unconsolidated aquifer in southwestern Kansas, January 1978

Open-File Report 78-969

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Abstract

The principal aquifer in the 13-county area of southwestern Kansas occurs in the heterogeneous, unconsolidated alluvial deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age.  The main body of this ground-water reservoir is designated as the unconsolidated aquifer.

The map showing the saturated thickness of deposits in the unconsolidated aquifer was prepared by comparing maps showing the altitude and configuration of the underlying bedrock surface and of the potentiometric (water-level) surface in the unconsolidated aquifer in January 1978.

About 75 percent of the area (1,460 square miles), as shown within the aquifer boundaries, is underlain by sufficient saturated material to supply ground water for irrigation.  Saturated thicknesses range from less than 50 feet to about 630 feet.  In the remainder of the area, except for isolated channels, the saturated material generally is thin and yields little or no water to wells.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Map showing saturated thickness of unconsolidated aquifer in southwestern Kansas, January 1978
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-969
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Kansas Water Science Center
Description:
4 sheets: 46.38 x 29.12 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Kansas