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Introduction

Geography

Subsurface Stratigraphy

Outcropping Rocks

Structural Geology

Ground Water

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Table 7

Table 7--Use of ground water in Douglas County, 1955

  Daily use (gallons) Total use, 1955 Principal Aquifer
Maximum Minimum Average Millions of Gallons Acre-feet
Public Suppliesa
Baldwin 200,000 100,000 130,000 47 144 Ireland Sandstone
Eudora 150,000 50,000 80,000 29 89 Alluvium
Lecompton     10,000 3.6 11 Alluvium
Overbrook 40,000 10,000 20,000 7.3 22 Tonganoxie Sandstone
Wellsville 90,000 30,000 60,000 22 68 Ireland Sandstone
Lawrence     1,136,000 415b 1,274 Alluvium
Industrial Supplies
Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association     1,290,000 471b 1,445 Alluvium and Newman Terrace Deposits
Kansas Power and Light Co, 2,160,000 1,440,000 1,584,000 578b 1,774 Alluvium
Westvaco Mineral Products Division 1,300,000 570,000 1,134,000 414b 1,271 Alluvium
National Alfalfa Dehydrating and Milling Co.       1.5 4.6 Alluvium and Newman Terrace Deposits
Irrigation suppliesc       205 629 Alluvium and Newman Terrace Deposits
Other pumpage
Rural domestic and stock, and miscelaneous     200,000 73 224  
Total       2,266.40 6,955.60  

Notes.
a. Data from State Board of Health and from water superintendents.
b. Metered.
c. Data from Division of Water Resources, Kansas State Board of Agriculture, and from well owners.

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