Geology and ground-water resources of Waushara County, Wisconsin

Water Supply Paper 1809-B
Prepared in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey



Abundant ground water for irrigation is available in the outwash deposits in western Waushara County, and many more large-capacity wells can be developed in these deposits without seriously lowering the water level. Pumping for irrigation temporarily lowers water levels in the vicinity of the wells but has not lowered regional water levels. Pumpage has probably intercepted and utilized some of the recharge that would have been rapidly discharged from the aquifer. Ground water is continuously being discharged to streams and to the atmosphere by evapotranspiration, but intermittent recharge from precipitation replaces the discharged water. Recharge and discharge are in approximate balance, maintaining about the same amount of ground water in storage. Further recharge to the aquifer is rapidly discharged to streams. The sandstones, till, and glaciolacustrine deposits in Waushara County generally yield small to moderate amounts of water to wells but do not produce enough water for irrigation ; recent alluvium may yield large quantities of water to wells. In general, the ground water is of good quality, except for hardness and local high-iron concentrations.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and ground-water resources of Waushara County, Wisconsin
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 1809
Chapter B
DOI 10.3133/wsp1809B
Year Published 1965
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description Report: iv, 32 p.; 3 Plates: 41.96 x 22.00 inches and 39.5 x 22.5 inches
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Contributions to the hydrology of the United States, 1962
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waushara County
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