Ground water in Myrtle Creek - Glendale area, Douglas County, Oregon

Water-Resources Investigations Report 79-8



The Myrtle Creek-Glendale area covers about 400 mi(1,000 km2 in Douglas County in southwestern Oregon.  Although the geologic formations of the area have low permeabilities and generally yield small amounts of water to wells, ground water is the chief source of water for domestic usse in rural parts of the area not served by public supplies.  A well capable of yielding 5 to 10 gal/min (0.3 to 0.6 L/s) can supply household needs.  In most places in the area, the quantities of water obtainable from wells are inadequate or would be only marginally adequate for irrigation, municipal, of large industrial use.

The purpose of this report is to describe briefly the occurrence of ground water and to present ground-water information that will help water users, public officials, and planners to determine the probability of obtaining adequate quanitities of good-quality ground water in the Myrtle Creek-Glendale area.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground water in Myrtle Creek - Glendale area, Douglas County, Oregon
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 79-8
DOI 10.3133/wri798
Year Published 1979
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Portland, OR
Contributing office(s) Oregon Water Science Center
Description Report: ii, 7 p.; 2 Plates: 41.72 x 29.50 inches and 41.35 x 29.15 inches
Country United States
State Oregon
Other Geospatial Myrtle Creek- Glendale area
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