Ground water and geology of Marquette County, Michigan

Open-File Report 82-501
Prepared in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
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Ground-water resources of Marquette County are about evenly divided between bedrock aquifers and aquifers in glacial deposits. In the northern and the extreme southern parts of the county, most wells are completed in bedrock at depths less than 100 feet. In the central part, most wells are completed in glacial deposits; some of these wells are as deep as 200 feet. Yields, in some places as high as 300 gallons per minute, are generally greatest from wells completed in glacial deposits. Most well water is hard and has iron concentrations ranging from <0.1 mg/L to about 5.0 mg/L. Both ground water and surface water sources are used in municipal water systems.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground water and geology of Marquette County, Michigan
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 82-501
DOI 10.3133/ofr82501
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Lansing, MI
Contributing office(s) Michigan Water Science Center
Description Document: vi, 46 p.; Plate: 27.03 x 34.96 inches
Country United States
State Michigan
County Marquette County