Ground-water quality in selected areas of Wisconsin

Open-File Report 79-1594
Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources



Analysis of 2,071 ground-water samples from 970 wells throughout Wisconsin indicate large variations in ground-water quality. Ground water in Wisconsin is generally suitable for most uses, but in some areas concentrations of chemical constituents exceed recommended drinking-water standards. Iron, manganese, and nitrate commonly exceed recommended drinking-water standards and dissolved solids, sulfate, heavy metals, and phenolic materials may present local problems. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground-water quality in selected areas of Wisconsin
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 79-1594
DOI 10.3133/ofr791594
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description Report: iii, 22 p.; 1 Plate: 14.62 x 10.33 inches
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Barren County, Jefferson County, Juneau County, Portage County, Rusk County
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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