Kansas ground-water observation-well network, 1985

Open-File Report 86-231
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Water level measurements are made in 1,892 selected wells in 73 counties, which currently (1985) comprise the Kansas groundwater observation-well network. These measurements are made on a continuous, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Water level measurements have been made in observation wells since 1937 as part of a cooperative program among the Kansas Geological Survey , the Kansas State Board of Agriculture, the city of Wichita, and the U.S. Geological Survey. The objectives of the observation-well cooperative program are: (1) to provide long-term records of water level fluctuations in representative wells, (2) to facilitate the determination of possible water level trends that may indicate future availability of groundwater supplies, (3) to aid in the determination of possible changes in the base flow of streams, and (4) to provide information for use in water-resources research. This report lists for each well in the network the location, the first year of recorded water level measurement, the frequency and number of measurements, the land-surface altitude, hexagon-grid identifiers for wells in the High Plains aquifer, and the principal geologic unit(s) in which the well is completed. (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Kansas ground-water observation-well network, 1985
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 86-231
DOI 10.3133/ofr86231
Edition -
Year Published 1986
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description vi, 52 p. :ill. ;28 cm.
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