The well and test-hole numbers used in this report give the location of wells and test holes according to the General Land Office Surveys and according to the following formula: township, range, section, l60-acre tract within that section, and the 40-acre tract within that quarter section. If two or more wells are located within a 40-acre tract, the wells are numbered according to the order in which they were inventoried. The 160- acre and 40-acre tracts are designated a, b, c, or d in a counterclockwise direction, beginning in the northeast quarter. For example, a well located in the NE SE sec. 10, T. 19 S., R. 7 E., would be numbered 19-7-10da. Wells in the strip of oversized sections in R. 8 E. are located in the same manner, except that the lot number is used where a well is in an area divided into lots.
Records of Wells
Information pertaining to water wells in Chase County is given in Table 12. The well numbers used in this report give the location of wells according to the General Land Office Surveys as described in the preceding paragraph. The measured depths of water levels are given to the nearest 0.01 foot, whereas reported depths are given only to the nearest foot and are subject to error. Similarly measured depths of wells are given to the nearest 0.1 foot, reported depths are given only to the nearest foot and are subject to error.
Table 12--Records of wells and springs in Chase County.
|Location||Owner or tenant||Type of well
|Depth of well,
|Diam. of well,
|Type of casing||Principal water-bearing bed||Method of lift
|Measuring point||Depth to water level,
|Remarks (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in ft)|
|Character of material||Geologic source||Description||Feet above land surface|
|T. 18 S., R. 6 E.|
|18-6-1 cd||SE SW sec. 1||C. C. Roniger||Du||56.3||48||R||Limestone and shale||Bader ls||Cy, H||D, S||Top of concrete cover||1||52.13||9/13/47||Can be pumped dry in half an hour|
|18-6-12 da||NE SE sec. 12||D. L. Carpenter||Du||32.6||32||R||Limestone and shale||Easly Creek sh and Bader ls||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete cover||1||28.97||9/13/47|
|18-6-20 ba||NE NW sec. 20||William Amick||Dr||93.1||7.5||I||Limestone||Wreford ls||N||S||Top of casing||4||20.43||9/16/47|
|18-6-20 bb||NW NW sec. 20||William Amick||Du||14.9||42||R||Silt, sand and gravel||Alluvium||N||N||Top of wooden box cover||1.8||7.89||9/16/47||Abandoned, formerly a stock well|
|T. 18 S., R. 7 E.|
|18-7-17 bc||SW NW sec. 17||Atchison, Topeka &Santa Fe Ry||Dr||31||(?)||(?)||Gravel||Alluvium||(?)||S||Land surface||0||22||Reported yield 4|
|18-7-33 aa||NE NE sec. 33||Joe Crawford||Dr||35||6||GI||Limestone||Cottonwood ls||T, E||D, S||Land surface||0||10||Reported to yield +100|
|T. 18 S., R. 8 E.|
|18-8-1 ab||NW NE sec. 1||A. M. Eldred||Dr||40.4||6||GI||Silt, sand and gravel||Alluvium||Cy, H||D||Top of casing||0.1||8.81||10/2/47|
|18-8-1 ca||NE SW sec. 1||G. A. Holm||Dr||42.9||6||GI||Shale and limestone||Speiser sh & Funston ls||Cy, H||D, S||Top of casing||0.5||11.95||10/2/47|
|18-8-7 ac||SW NE sec. 7||R. O. Palmer||Sp||Limestone||Wreford ls||D, S||9/20/47||Palmer Spring, estimated yield 75|
|18-8-18 da||NE SE sec. 18||Kerwin Parks||Dr||34.2||6.5||I||Shale and limestone||Funston ls & Speiser sh||Cy, H||D||Top of casing||0.8||24.1||9/20/47||Reported to yield less than 1|
|18-8-26 ad||SE NE sec. 26||Park Maderly||Dr||?||6.5||I||Limestone||Crouse ls (?)||Cy, N||N||Top of casing||0.7||18.5||10/2/47||Formerly a stock well|
|18-8-32 ba||NE NW sec. 32||James Robertson||Du||30.7||35||R||Shale and limestone||Eskridge sh||Cy, H||D||Top of wooden cover||3||22.54||9/9/47|
|18-8-36 cb||NW SW sec. 36||Robert Watchous||Dr||40||7||GI||Limestone and shale||Beattie ls||Cy, W, H||D, S||Top of concrete cover||0.2||24.08||10/2/47|
|T. 18 S., R. 9 E.|
|18-9-1 db||NW SE sec. 1||G. R. Evans||Dr||60.7||7.5||GI||Limestone||Grenola or Red Eagle ls||Cy, W||S||Top of casing||3.5||17.21||10/2/47|
|18-9-14-aa||NE NE sec. 14||Frank and Hugo||Dr||33.5||6.5||GI||Shale and limestone||Eskridge sh||Cy, H||D||Top of casing||0||17.73||10/2/47|
|18-9-16 ab||NW NE sec. 16||Fred Umberger||Du||22.4||24||R||Limestone||Eiss ls||Cy, H||D||Top of rock curbing||0.9||15.07||10/3/47|
|18-9-16 cd||SE SW sec. 16||William Brown||Du||25||36||R||Shale and limestone||Eskridge sh||Cy, H||D||Top of 2-by 6-inch board cover||1||22.59||10/3/47|
|18-9-18 da||NE SE sec. 18||Mary Erickson||Du||23.6||30||R||Limestone and shale||Eiss ls||Cy, H||D||Top of stone cover||0.4||13.02||10/3/47|
|18-9-23 dd||SE SE sec. 23||Bert Birkell||Du||20.6||30||R||Limestone||Burr and Sallyards ls||Cy, W||D, S||Top of board cover||1.3||14.98||10/2/47|
|18-9-25 cc||SW SW sec. 25||B. E. Sayer||Du||17.4||30||R||Limestone||Burr and Sallyards ls||Cy, H||D||Top of east 2- by 6- inch board||3||18.8||10/3/47|
|18-9-27 aa||NE NE sec. 27||P. A. Blender||Du||22.8||30||R||Limestone||Grenola ls||Cy, W||S||Top of iron rim curbing||0.5||17.26||10/3/47||Reported inadequate|
|18-9-27 db||NW SE sec. 27||L. L. Ramy||Dr||38.9||7||GI||Limestone||Red Eagle ls||Cy, W||D, S||Top of casing||0.3||24.24||10/3/47|
|18-9-29 cc||SW SW sec. 29||Peak and Hatcher Co.||Dr||33.3||8.5||GI||Limestoneand shale||Easily Creek sh or Bader ls||Cy, H||D||Top of casing||0.3||24.93||10/3/47|
|18-9-32 cc||SW SW sec. 32||Asa Pendergraft||Du||14.2||36||R||Silt, sand and gravel||Alluvium||Cy, W||S||Top of board cover||3||8.73||9/24/47|
|18-9-32 da||NE SE sec. 32||Wayne L. Roady||Dr||45.6||8||N||Limestone and shale||Easily Creek sh or Bader ls||Cy, W||D||Top of board cover||0||22.38||10/4/47|
|18-9-33 ca||NE SW sec. 33||Fred Murdock||Dr||41.5||6 (?)||I||Limestone and shale||Beattie ls||Cy, W||S||Top of 3-way elbow pipe joint||2||21.34||10/4/47|
|18-9-35 dc||SW SE sec. 35||H. J. Petford||Dr||60.3||6||I||Limestone and shale||Foraker ls||Cy,W||S||Top of 2-by 6-inch board under pump||1||39.72||10/3/47|
1. Location number: Well numbers give the location of wells according to General Land Office surveys and according to the following formula: Township--Range--Section, 160-acre tract within that section, and the 40-acre tract within the quarter section. If two or more wells are located within a 40-acre tract, the wells are numbered serially according to the order in which they were inventoried. The 160-acre and 40 acre tracts are designated a, b, c, or d in a counterclockwise direction beginning in the northeast quarter. For example: well 18-6-1cd is located in the SE SW sec. 1, T. 18 S., R. 6 E.
2. DD, dug and drilled well; Dr, drilled well; Du, dug well, Sp, spring.
3. Reported depths below the land surface are given in feet; measured depths are given in feet and tenths below measuring points.
4. Br, brick; C, concrete; GI, galvanized sheet iron; I, iron; N, none; OW, oil-well casing; R, rock; T, tile.
5. Method of lift: Cy, cylinder; F, natural flow; N, none; P, pitcher pump; T, turbine. Type of power: E, electric; G, gas engine; H, hand operated; N, none; W, windmill.
6. D, domestic; I, irrigation; N, not being used; S, stock; P, public supply.
7. Measured depths to water level are given in feet, tenths, and hundredths; reported depths to water level are given in feet. All depths are below measuring point.
Kansas Geological Survey, Chase County Geohydrology
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