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Public-supply pumpage in Wisconsin

Open-File Report 83-931

Prepared in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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Abstract

This report summarizes the amounts and distribution of the pumpage of ground water for public supplies from four aquifers in Wisconsin. The data are for 1979 and reflect the pumpage from about 1,100 wells in 485 communities. The distribution and amount of pumpage is estimated to be similar for subsequent years.

Of the water pumped for public supplies, 95 percent comes from two major aquifers--the sand-and-gravel and the sandstone aquifers. Lesser amounts of water come from the Silurian dolomite, which is present onlyl in a narrow band in eastern Wisconsin, and from the generally low-yielding Precambrian basement rock that underlies the entire state.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Public-supply pumpage in Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
83-931
Year Published:
1983
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 40 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N