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Hydrogeologic framework and potentiometric surface of the Williamson Creek Aquifer "B" sand in the Fort Polk area, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, March 1997

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4064

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Abstract

The Fort Polk Military Reservation(hereinafter referred to as the Reservation) in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, occupies 107,024 acres of lands; 66,998 acres are owned by the U.S. Army, and 40,026 acres are owned by the U.S. Forest Service (Dan Nance, Fort Polk Public Affairs office, written commun., 1998).  Some areas of the Reservation, such as an artillery impact area, live-firm areas, and special purpose training areas, are restricted to military personnel.  The Williamson Creek and Carnahan Bayou aquifers are major sources of freshwater for the Reservation.  IN 1996, the Reservation's total water pumpage from the Williamson Creek aquifer for public supply was approxiamately 2.4 million gallons per day (Edward Ducote, Water and Wastewater Branch, Directorate of Public Works, Fort Polk, written commun., 1998).  In 1997, the water withdrawl rate for public supply was approzimately 1.88 million gallons per day from 11 wells completed in the Williamson Creek aquifer.  Almost all of the water was withdrawn from the "B" sand, which is the predominant sand layer of the Williamson Creek aquifer in the study area.  In 1997, nearby Leesville, the seat of Vernon Parish, withdrew all its water for public supply from the deeper Carnahan Bayou aquifer.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrogeologic framework and potentiometric surface of the Williamson Creek Aquifer "B" sand in the Fort Polk area, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, March 1997
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2001-4064
Year Published:
2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
2 Plates: 25.83 x 24.26 inches and 26.29 x 23.66 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Louisiana
County:
Vernon Parish
Other Geospatial:
Williams Creek Aquifer
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