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Rising ground-water level in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, 1972-1977

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-92
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Abstract

Ground-water levels in the alluvial aquifer in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, are rising at a rate which could cause wet basements and possible structural damage tc buildings in the downtown area by 1982. The predicted water level for 1982 is based on the nearly linear increase which has been observed from 1972 to 1977, during which period a rise of as much as 32 feet was recorded in water-level observation wells. Foremost among the possible causes of the rise is a decrease in withdrawal of ground water.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Rising ground-water level in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, 1972-1977
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 77-92
DOI 10.3133/wri7792
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description vi, 24 p.
Country United States
State Kentucky
City Louisville