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Introduction

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Subsurface Stratigraphy

Outcropping Rocks

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Principal Aquifer Data

Table 4--Analyses of water from typical wells, test holes, and springs in Douglas County. Analyst, H. A. Stoltenberg, except as noted. Dissolved constituents give in parts per milliona.

Well number Depth,
feet
Geologic source Date of
collection
Temper-
ature
(F)
Dissolved
solids
Silica
(Si02)
Iron
(fe)
Calcium
(Ca)
Magnesium
(Mg)
Sodium and
potassium
(Na+K)
Bicarbonae
(HCO3)
Sulfate
(SO4)
Chloride
(Cl)
Fluoride
(F)
Nitrate
(NO3)
Hardness as CaCO3
Calcium,
magnesium
Car-
bonate
Noncar-
bonate
11-18-34bd 30 Alluvium 10/27/1955   442 31 0.31 121 18 16 456 19 11 0.2 1.8 376 374 2
12-17-14aa 70 Calhoun Shale 5/22/1953   557 7.8 0.28 87 42 60 454 109 19 0.2 8.4 390 372 18
12-18-3aa 26.9 Kanwaka Shale 5/22/1953   764 5.6 0.18 210 12 23 303 191 119 0.2 111 574 248 326
12-18-11cc 21.4 Lecompton Limestone 5/22/1953   804 3.2 0.14 195 7.6 48 209 65 125 0.1 257 518 172 346
12-19-5dd 24 Alluvium 12/2/1950   424 27 4 113 19 17 425 14 22 0.5 2 360 348 12
12-19-23ba 129.9 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 12/2/1950   309 22 1.1 61 8.2 44 309 2.9 14 0.2 4.9 186 186 0
12-19-23dc 182.9 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 3/11/1950   369 16 1.9 95 11 24 334 30 10 0.2 18 282 274 8
12-19-24a 49 Alluvium 11/14/1940b       17       549   28 0.3   440 440 0
12-19-24ad1 47.5 Alluvium 11/14/1940b       6.6 98 21   437   59 0.4   331c 331 0
12-19-24ad2 46 Alluvium 11/9/1940b       16       527   21 0.1   420 420 0
12-19-24dd 51.3 Alluvium 2/28/1947   592 22 10 140 18 25 454 75 19 0.2 1.5 424 372 52
12-19-25aa1 51 Alluvium 2/10/1945   507 26 8.8 133 17 17 427 63 15 0.3 1.3 402 350 52
12-19-25ad1 51 Alluvium 11/4/1944   695 34 11 156 21 30 439 133 28 0.4 2.6 476 360 116
12-19-25ad2 51 Alluvium 4/9/1954   474 28 5.2 134 14 19 456 33 16 0.2 1.7 392 374 18
12-19-26abb 61-235 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits and Stranger Formation 7/22/1953b                   5,550          
12-19-26ab 134.5 Stranger Formation 3/11/1950   21,400 15 20 615 257 7,340 237 279 12,800 0.9 8.8 2,590 194 2,400
12-20-16bc 45 Alluvium 12/2/1940b       0.6 106 14   368   2.5 0.1   322c 302 20
12-20-17dd 67.5 Alluvium 11/20/1940b       1.5 113 14   425   6 0.3   340c 340 0
12-20-17dd 73 Stranger Formation 11/20/1940b       2       420   32 0.4   330 330 0
12-20-18ba1 35.8 Alluvium 12/19/1940d       1.4   0.6   386   3 0.2   316 316 0
12-20-19ba1   Alluvium 12/9/1940b       8.3 202 35   673   34 0.2   648c 552 96
12-20-19ba4 22.9 Alluvium 12/7/1940b       2.9 193 26   542   47 0.2   589c 444 145
12-20-19bcc 49 Alluvium 11/8/1940b       12 126 21   510   12 0.2   401c 401 0
12-20-19bd1 50 Alluvium 12/5/1940b       19       786   92 0.1   640 640 0
12-20-19bd2 22.3 Alluvium 12/6/1940b       0.43 214 23   581   50 0.4   629 476 153
12-20-19ca 45 Alluvium 12/4/1940b       9.3 160 28   659   68 0.2   515 515 0
12-20-19cc 50 Alluvium 11/7/1940b       13       466   15 0.3   350 350 0
12-20-19cd1 50 Alluvium 12/4/1940b       30 221 45   874   89 0.1   737c 716 21
12-20-19da 45 Alluvium 11/25/1940b       16       559   56 0.2   448 448 0
12-20-20ab 31 Newman Terrace Deposits 12/2/1940b       1.4 119 13   400   1.5 0.2   351c 328 23
12-20-20baa 80 Alluvium 11/19/1940b       1.6       422   16 0.3   356 346 10
12-20-20bc 35.3 Newman Terrace Deposits 12/2/1940b       3.9 118 13   387   6 0.3   348c 317 31
12-20-30abb 50 Alluvium 11/18/1940b       2.8 103 18   334   183 0.5   331c 274 57
12-20-30ba1 50 Alluvium 11/18/1940b       6.7 135 30   605   78 0.3   461c 461 0
12-20-30ba2 45 Alluvium 12/4/1940b       14       666   38 0.3   502 502 0
12-20-30ba3 45 Alluvium 11/26/1940b       13 154 32   673   23 0.1   516c 516 0
12-20-30bc1 50 Alluvium 11/26/1940b       7 124 24   476   46 0.4   408c 390 18
12-20-30bc2 50 Alluvium 11/5/1940b       6.6       456   26 0.3   396 374 22
12-20-30bc3 50 Alluvium 11/6/1940b       6.6       395   23 0.2   324 324 0
12-20-30bc4 50 Alluvium 11/6/1940b       8.3 125 24   416   37 0.2   411c 341 70
12-20-30bc5 47 Alluvium 11/6/1940b       11       403   23 0.2   380 330 50
12-20-30bc6 48 Alluvium 12/3/1940b       4.6 123 18   383   26 0.2   381c 314 67
12-20-30bc7 55 Alluvium 11/27/1940b       3.3       481   46 0.1   400 394 6
12-20-30bd1 29 Alluvium 12/2/1940b       49 274 69   1,310   41 0.1   968c 968 0
12-20-30bd2 27 Alluvium 12/6/1940b       22       780   38 0.2   626 626 0
12-20-35db 27 Alluvium 12/29/1952   639 24 0.41 49 10 16 222 4.1 7 0.1 2.8 163 163 0
12-21-27dc 22 Alluvium 12/29/1952   569 22 0.11 468 15 14 468 75 21 0.2 23 480 384 96
12-21-31dc 18 Alluvium 12/29/1952   504 34 0.08 138 14 17 422 40 15 0.3 38 402 346 56
13-17-24ca SP Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 5/22/1953   226 12 0.07 73 3 6.9 231 4.5 8 0.1 4.4 194 190 4
13-18-2aa 300 Lawrence Shale 7/14/1955d                   9,310          
13-18-22ba 33.7 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 5/28/1953   485 9.6 0.18 116 9.2 36 290 25 40 0.0 106 328 238 90
13-18-28ba 350 Stranger Formation 5/28/1953   4,840 22 0.86 212 90 1,480 466 565 2,210 1.2 29 899 382 517
13-18-32bc 192 Lawrence Shale 1/27/1956d, e   8,070               4,380          
13-19-1cc2 118 Stranger Formation 1/8/1955d                   4,030          
13-19-7dd 96-146 Stranger Formation 6/6/1955   1,720 9.5 0.74 31 16 621 370 59 795 1.4 4.1 144 144 0
13-19-11da1 110 Stranger Formation 5/28/1954d                   1,410          
13-19-12aad 78-127 Stranger Formation 6/21/1954   2,980 9.6 0.55 103 31 1,020 434 58 1,540 0.3 4.9 384 356 28
13-19-12bbb 70 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 6/10/1955   340 20 0.33 91 5.4 21 281 16 13 0.1 35 249 230 19
13-19-12cbb 124.5 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits and Stranger Formation 6/11/1954   580 4.6 0.11 79 36 99 451 17 121 0.4 1.3 345 345 0
13-19-13aa 70 Stranger Formation 6/1/1953   2,170 5.8 3.6 105 30 705 378 0.0 1,140 0.0 0.4 386 310 76
13-19-18dd 37 Newman Terrace Deposits 5/29/1953   318 5.2 0.17 71 10 27 205 67 13 0.2 24 218 168 50
13-19-21bb 98.9 Stranger Formation 7/28/1952   360 12 0.89 81 13 41 386 11 10 0.3 1.5 256 256 0
13-19-23da 140 Stranger Formation 5/28/1952 59 1,620 23 1.3 38 15 571 577 127 555 3.6 0.0 156 156 0
13-19-27dd 312 Stranger Formation 4/23/1956d                   670          
13-19-28cb1 42 Buck Creek Deposits 5/29/1953 58 538 3.2 0.06 125 20 44 453 11 28 0.2 84 394 372 22
13-19-28cb2 107 Stranger Formation 10/18/1954d                   1,630          
13-20-5caa 160 Stranger Formation 6/11/1954   476 7.6 0.25 90 26 44 333 129 14 0.1 1.5 332 273 59
13-20-8ad 160 Stranger Formation 5/2/1953   396 4 11 74 24 46 399 43 8 0.2 0.3 283 283 0
13-20-11bb 43 Newman Terrace Deposits 12/29/1952   516 20 0.08 153 14 14 451 31 27 0.1 35 439 370 69
13-20-13cc 63 Stranger Formation 5/25/1953   222 7.8 0.39 50 8.2 23 227 5.3 8 0.2 7.1 158 158 0
13-20-35cd 140 Stranger Formation and Stanton Limestone 6/22/1954   587 3.8 0.18 106 28 68 378 156 38 0.3 1.3 380 310 70
13-21-5db 61.1 Alluvium 7/15/1955   548 27 0.03 150 13 19 432 69 27 0.1 6.2 428 354 74
13-21-10cc 27 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 5/25/1953 57 252 13 0.1 35 7.8 48 226 14 7 0.3 16 120 120 0
13-21-17dc SP Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 2/24/1953   220 8.8 0.06 34 7 35 176 14 7 0.1 17 114 114 0
13-21-21dd 50 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 5/30/1953 57 469 6.4 4.9 89 12 61 309 49 33 0.3 66 272 254 18
14-17-25ca 458 Stranger Formation 3/9/1956                   168          
14-17-26ad 405 Stranger Formation 3/19/1956d   2,060               822          
14-17-36bd 296 Lawrence Shale 2/1/1950                   420          
14-18-10bd 325 Stranger Formation 1/11/1954d,e                   1,130          
14-18-11db 160 Stranger Formation 6/21/1954   3,390 12 0.23 30 17 1,260 556 235 1,540 3 7.5 145 145 0
14-18-23aa1 377 Stranger Formation 1/5/1948                   655 3.6   50    
14-18-24cc 335 Stranger Formation (?) 6/6/1955   1,200 4 0.31 5.5 1.3 434 486 285 130 3.2 93 19 19 0
14-18-30ad 276-289 Lawrence Shale 5/18/1954   3,300 18 0.17 15 10 1,220 678 540 1,130 3.1 22 78 78 0
14-18-30ad 428-475 Stranger Formation 10/10/1954   1,540 6 0.74 5.7 2.9 608 461 15 670 3.1 1.3 26 26 0
14-18-31ad 340 Lawrence Shale 5/26/1953   2,690 22 0.18 14 7.6 946 760 1,020 294 6 4.9 66 66 0
14-18-34cc 245 Lawrence Shale 5/26/1953   1,710 13 1.2 7 4.4 621 734f 580 119 4.4 0.4 36 36 0
14-19-3dd 121 Stranger Formation 5/5/1955d                   361          
14-19-4bb 142 Stranger Formation 6/22/1954   5,190 11 2 73 44 1,900 483 58 2,860 2.1 3.8 363 363 0
14-19-15db2 28.7 Oread Limestone 5/28/1953   515 2.6 0.09 63 36 80 417 32 43 0.2 53 305 305 0
14-19-16bc 304 Stranger Formation 5/28/1953   4,820 23 0.37 52 26 1,800 550 151 2,500 3 0.2 236 236 0
14-19-24da 385 Lawrence Shale 6/21/1954   1,420 8.8 0.78 4.1 3 554 847 246 186 4.5 1.8 22 22 0
14-19-28ad 160 Lawrence Shale 6/6/1955   770 8.5 0.26 4.7 1.8 301 498 87 120 1.3 1.6 19 19 0
14-20-14dc 37 Stranger Formation 5/25/1953 58 520 5 0.22 130 18 40 460 84 12 0.1 4.4 398 377 21
14-20-22ba 107 Stanton Limestone 3/2/1957   3,060 7 0.31 29 17 1,160 361 1.2 1,670 1.4 0.8 142 142 0
14-20-29da 92 Lawrence Shale 6/22/1954   560 13 0.18 95 23 86 495 83 17 0.3 1.1 332 332 0
14-20-30aa 200 Lawrence Shale 12/1/1955d                   75          
14-20-31aa 186 Lawrence Shale 6/7/1955   475 14 0.11 22 24 129 395 53 36 0.5 2.9 154 154 0
14-20-32cd 87-94 Lawrence Shale 6/22/1954   820 12 0.55 36 16 255 483 139 116 1.3 2.7 156 156 0
14-20-32cd 285-290 Vilas Shale 9/18/1953d,e                   5,220          
14-21-9aa 50 Kansan glacialfluvial deposits 5/30/1953 57 155 10 0.63 20 3.8 31 128 1 8 0.1 18 66 66 0
14-21-18ad 184 Stanton Limestone and Bonner Springs Shale 6/22/1954 58 2,120 8.2 0.14 5.3 3.6 847 647 0.0 925 12 3.3 28 28 0
14-21-30ad 200 Colluvium, Stranger Formation, and Stanton Limestone 6/6/1955   354 23 0.54 50 8 72 332 28 8 0.3 1.7 158 158 0
15-17-1ac2 497 Stranger Formation 4/1/1953   604 9 0.62 40 15 176 350 37 154 0.8 0.3 162 162 0
15-17-1ac2 497 Stranger Formation 12/12/1955   565   0.32 38 38 173 346 31 144 0.7 0.4 144 144 0
15-17-13dc 315 Stranger Formation 2/1/1950                   152          
15-18-1aa 301 Lawrence (?) Shale 4/20/1948   1,430 26 3.6 7.2 7.2 519 695 449 47 4.4 4.9 33 33 0
15-18-7ad 350 Stranger Formation 5/26/1953   2,670 16 0.08 14 14 970 720 688 590 4.8 29 66 66 0
15-18-15cd1 485 Lawrence (?) Shale or Stranger (?) Formation 5/26/1953 57 2,230 20 1.1 16 16 829 637 313 720 3.8 6.2 76 76 0
15-19-1cd 104 Lawrence Shale 5/29/1953 58 446 2.6 6.1 89 89 41 415 58 16 0.4 6.2 341 340 1
15-19-17cd 170 Lawrence Shale 6/21/1954   649 9.2 0.94 124 124 62 415 193 22 0.3 2.7 441 340 101
15-20-15ada 26 Lawrence Shale and terrace deposits 7/19/1954   158 20 0.38 29 29 19 142 7.8 7 0.3 2 96 96 0
15-21-5aa   Lawrence Shale 4/18/1955   135 21 0.6 21 21 14 98 9.1 6 0.2 6.2 74 74 0
15-21-7ac 90 Lawrence Shale 5/29/1953 58 252 7.6 0.12 34 34 33 129 8.2 27 0.4 66 134 106 28

a. One part per million is equivalent to 1 pound of substance per million pounds of water or 8.33 pounds per million gallons of water.
b. Data from table 4 of Lohman. Table 4 also includes pH, free carbon dioxide, and manganese. Analyst, E.O. Holmes.
c. Calculated.
d. Analysts, John Schleicher and russell Runnels, Kansas Geological Survey.
e. May be diuluted with fresher water from overlying beds.
f. Includes the equivalent of 67 ppm of CO3--. g. Composite sample from city wells.

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