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Geohydrology of the North Park area, Jackson County, Colorado; with a section on water law

Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4166
Prepared in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer
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Abstract

Increasing population in rural and suburban areas of Colorado is causing greater reliance on ground water as a source of domestic supply. In the primarily rural area of Jackson County, for example, the number of registered water wells increased from about 100 in 1972 to about 500 in 1995. Most of the new wells were drilled after 1988 and supply water to ranches and summer homes. In Jackson County, ground water is pumped from a series of shallow alluvial aquifers along principal stream valleys and from deeper, more extensive, bedrock aquifers. In much of the area, the alluvial aquifers are thin and can be dewatered by moderate water- level declines. Knowledge of the nature and extent of the alluvial and bedrock aquifers, the sources of recharge and discharge, and the effects of ground- water withdrawal on water levels in the aquifers is vital if management of the area's water resources is to ensure continued availability of a dependable water supply.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geohydrology of the North Park area, Jackson County, Colorado; with a section on water law
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 96-4166
DOI 10.3133/wri964166
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 1 Plate: 51.90 x 36.49 inches
Country United States
State Colorado
County Jackson County
Other Geospatial North Park area
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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