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Abstract

Introduction

Geography

Subsurface Stratigraphy

Outcropping Rocks

Structural Geology

Ground Water

Wells and Springs

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Records of Wells, Test Holes, and Springs

Information pertaining to 436 water wells, test holes, and springs in Douglas County is given in Table 8. Measured depths to water are given to the nearest 0.01 foot, whereas depths reported by the owner, tenant, or driller are given only to the nearest foot. Similarly, measured depths of wells are given to the nearest 0.1 foot, whereas reported depths are given only to the nearest foot. This table has been split over several pages.

Townships 11 and 12 || Township 13 || Township 14 || Township 15

Table 8--Records of wells, test holes, and springs in Douglas County.

Well Number (1) Location Owner or tenant Type of Well (2) Depth of Well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Altitude of land surface, feet (7) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (8) Date of measurement REMARKS (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in feet) (9)
Character of material Geologic Source
  T. 14 S., R. 17 E.
14-17-14aa NE NE sec. 14 Hyluard Maichel Du 25 42 R Shale?, limestone? Kanwaka Shale or Oread Limestone N N +/-967   9-3-1952  
14-17-24dd SE SE sec. 24 Joe Maichel Dr 420 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation       200 2-28-1956  
*14-17-25ca NE SW sec. 25 H. Maichel Dr 458 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-1,090   12-27-1954 KERC well.
*14-17-26ad SE NE sec. 26 Ralph Fuqua Dr 405 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation   D, S +/-1,084 186 3-19-1956 Reported yield 20.
14-17-35ad SE NE sec. 35 Joseph Baldwin Dr 410 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-1,105 180 8-24-1956 Reported good water.
*14-17-36bd SE NW sec. 36 Clifford Desque Dr 296 6? GI? Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W S +/-1,110 197.1 9-3-1952  
14-17-36dd SE SE sec. 36 Ivan Hoover Dr 30 +/-96 R Limestone?, shale? Lecompton Limestone or Kanwaka Shale C, E D, S +/-1,137   9-2-1952  
  T. 14 S., R. 18 E.
14-18-3cd SE SW sec. 3 Ed. Golladay Du 11.9 72 R Clay, silt, sand Colluvium and alluvium (11) Cy, T D, S +/-1,005 5.98 9-9-1952  
14-18-6ad SE NE sec. 6 Stuart Thurber Dr 300 6 S Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, W S 1,001 150 9-4-1952 Reported brackish? Sodium bicarbonate water, low yield.
14-18-8ad SE NE sec. 8 Williams Owens Dr 239 6 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-984 164 1-14-1955  
*14-18-10bd SE NW sec. 10 Wayne Culley Dr 325 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-1,078 125 1-8-1954  
14-18-11bb NW NW sec. 11 Powell Dr 349 6 GI? Sandstone Stranger Formation     +/-1,004   1-14-1955 Drilled to 355 ft., cemented back to 349 ft.
*14-18-11db NW SE sec. 11 Raymond Flory Dr 160 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-915 70 7-25-1952 Gravel-packed well. Reported yield yield 2.5
14-18-14aac SW NE NE sec. 14 Douglas County (Lone Star Lake) Dr 368 6 S Sandstone Stranger Formation N N 1,027.90 181.06 10-19-1947 WERC well. Chloride reported 2, 300 ppm.
14-18-18cb NW SW sec 18 Charles Simon Dr 370 6 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation or Lawrence Shale Cy, W D, S +/-1,080   9-3-1952 Reported yield 10. Sodium bicarbonate water.
*14-18-23aa1 NE NE sec. 23 N. T. Veatch Dr 377   N Sandstone Stranger Formation N N +/-1,040   11-27-1947 Reported yield, 100 gal./day, abandoned as dry hole.
14-18-23aa2 NE NE sec. 23 N. T. Veatch Dr 341   N     N N     1-7-1955 Abandones as dry hole.
14-18-24aa NE NE sec. 24 N. T. Veatch Dr 406 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy,-- S     11-27-1947 Reported brackish, yield +15.
*14-18-24cc SW SW sec. 24 Roy W. Scribner Dr 335 6.25 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation ? T, E D, S +/-1,042   6-6-1955 Reported low yield, brackish water.
14-18-25cc SW SW sec. 25 Harley Lyon Du 34.8 48 R Shale, sandstone Kanwaka Shale Cy, E S +/-1,112 15.41 9-9-1952  
*14-18-30ad SE NE sec. 30 Jeff A Robertson Dr 489 7 S Sandstone Stranger Formation T, E D, S 1,112 250 5-19-1954 Reported yield 10, from 428-475 ft. Set 412 ft. casing.
*14-18-31ad SE NE sec. 31 George F. Fawl Dr 340 6 GI Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S 1,135 280 9-2-1952 Brackish water.
14-18-31cd SE SW sec. 31 George Raible Du 32 96-30 R Limestone, shale Lecompton Limestone Cy, H D +/-1,134 +/-12 9-3-1952  
14-18-32cb NW SW sec. 32 Ralph Maichel Dr 350 6 GI? Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W S 1,145   9-2-1952 Reported sodium bicarbonate water.
14-18-33cc SW SW sec. 33 E. C. Rappard Du 33.2 54 R Limestone Lecompton Limestone J, E D 1,154 17.08 9-2-1952  
*14-18-34cc SW SW sec. 34 Albert Turner Dr 245 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale T, E S 1,082 145 5-26-1953 Reported yield 4, drawdown 35. Cased to 180 ft. Brackish water.
14-18-35bb NW NW sec. 35 H. W Rappard Dr 450 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy,-- D, S +/-1,138   12-22-1954 KERC well.
14-18-35dc SW SE sec. 35 E. Schreiber Dr 225 6 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W S +/-1,085   1-14-1950 Reported yield 1.

Well Number (1) Location Owner or tenant Type of Well (2) Depth of Well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Altitude of land surface, feet (7) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (8) Date of measurement REMARKS (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in feet) (9)
Character of material Geologic Source
  T. 14 S., R. 19 E.
14-19-1bb NW NW sec. 1 W. A. Schaal Dr 270 10 S Limestone Haskell Limestone     +/-901   9-30-1955 Reported yield 1/4.
*14-19-3dd SE SE sec. 3 Tom Cotton Dr 121 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation B, H D   96 4-5-1955 Reported sodium bicarbonate water, very low yield.
*14-19-4bb NW NW sec. 4 Jess Markley Dr 142 6 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E S +/-900   6-22-1954 Reported yield 14. Brackish water.
14-19-4bba NE NW NW sec. 4 Solen J. Markley Du 21 60 C Sand Terrace deposits Cy, E S +/-870 8 6-20-1954 Not adequate in drought.
14-19-9cc SW SW sec. 9 Alva Flory Dr 228 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E S     1-7-1955  
14-19-13ab NW NE sec. 13 Frank Cadwell Dr 189   N     N N +/-1,010   4-26-1956 Abandoned as dry hole.
14-19-13ca NE SW sec. 13 M. R. Gill Du 48.8   R Limestone, shale Oread Limestone Cy, W S   48.3 3-26-1947 Well had been pumped just prior to measurement.
14-19-13cb NW SW sec. 13 M. R. Gill Dr 407   N     N N +/-1,127   10-27-1947 Abandoned as dry hole.
14-19-15db1 NW SE sec. 15 D. F. Beeghley Dr +/-400 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger (?) Formation Cy, W S +/-1,096   5-28-1953 Reported sodium bicarbonate water.
*14-19-15db2 NW SE sec. 15 D. F. Beeghley Du 28.7 72-120 R-N Shale, limestone Oread Limestone Cy, H D +/-1,096 25.02 5-28-1953  
14-19-16bb NW NW sec. 16 W. H. Postma Du 30 72-184 R Shale Oread Limestone Cy, E D   0 5-28-1953 Well flowing. Flows most of year.
*14-19-16bc SW NW sec. 16 W. H. Postma Dr 304 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E S +/-1,070 224 10-20-1952 Brackish water.
14-19-19bb NW NW sec. 19 Powell Dr 356 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S     1-7-1955  
14-19-19cb NW SW sec. 19 Otto Hack Dr 300 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-1,100   1-7-1955 Reported brackish.
14-19-22ac SW NE sec. 22 Wayne Flory Dr 383 8 N     N N +/-1,084   11-3-1955 Abandoned as dry hole.
*14-19-24da NE SE sec. 24 O. R. Williams Dr 385 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S +/-1,119   6-21-1954 Drilled to 422 ft., plugged back to 385 ft. Set 340 ft. casing. Shot hole at 208. Yield 1.5.
*14-19-28ad SE NE sec. 28 Ray Knaus Dr 160 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W D, S +/-1,102   6-6-1955  
14-19-35cd SE SW sec. 35   Dr 130 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S +/-1,010   12-27-1954 Reported yield 15. KERC well.

Well Number (1) Location Owner or tenant Type of Well (2) Depth of Well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Altitude of land surface, feet (7) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (8) Date of measurement REMARKS (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in feet) (9)
Character of material Geologic Source
  T. 14 S., R. 20 E.
14-20-2dc SW SE sec. 2 Delbert Chamey Dr 140 5.5 GI Sandstone Stanton Limestone   D, S +/-940 95 2-6-1957 Reported Brackish water
14-20-3ac SW NE sec. 3 A. G. Hammond Dr 114 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation   D, S   50 10-27-1953 reported yield 7.5.
14-20-5cc SW SW sec. 5 F. W. Pratt Dr 148     Sandstone Stranger Formation         10-1947 Reported very low yield
14-20-5da NE SE sec. 5 Edward Eckman Du 30 60 R Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S   5 6-2-1953  
14-20-7db NW SE sec. 7 Elmer Christin Du 18 36 R Sandstone Stranger (?) Formation Cy, H D   5 6-2-1953  
14-20-8cc SW SW sec. 8 Wesley Jackson Dr 100                 12-27-1955 Reported yield 1/2.
14-20-8dd SE SE sec. 8 Charles Mitchel Du 17.2 54 R Silt, clay, sand Colluvium and alluvium (11) Cy, H S   4.03 6-2-1953 Reported to go dry in droughts.
14-20-9ac SW NE sec. 9 Aub Hagerman Dr 90 8 GI Sandstone? Stanton Limestone   S     10-13-1952 Reported low yield, brackish water.
14-20-12cb NW SE sec. 12 Dale Crade Dr 100     Sandstone? Stanton Limestone J, E D +/-895   5-25-1953 Reported sodium bicarbonate water, low yield.
14-20-14ad SE NE sec. 14 W. E. Hoskins Du 10 72 R Silt, clay, sand Colluvium and alluvium (11) Cy, W D, S   0 5-25-1953 Well flowing, dug in ravine.
*14-20-14dc SW SE sec. 14 S. C. Hemphill Dr 37 6 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy, H D   17 10-31-1951 Gravel-packed well.
14-20-16aa NE NE sec. 16 Clarence Hagerman Du 48 36 R Shale, clay Weston Shale and colluvium J, E D +/-892   6-2-1953 Reported not adequate in droughts.
14-20-16cc1 SW SW sec. 16   Du 19.3 120 R Sand, gravel Terrace deposits Cy,-- D, S +/-888 6.59 6-2-1953 KERC well.
14-20-16cc2 SW SW sec. 16 Paul Clawson Dr 85   N     N N +/-895   6-16-1956 Abandoned as dry hole.
14-20-21bc SW NW sec. 21 Paul Gibler Dr 127 5.5 GI Sandstone Stranger Formation   D   20 6-10-1956 Reported very low yield.
*14-20-22ba NE NW sec. 22 Webb Fenton Dr 107 6.25 S Sandstone Stanton Limestone --,E D, S +/-907 45.25 3-2-1957 Reported yield 12. Water above 39 ft. cased out. Brackish water.
14-20-22cc SW SW sec. 22 George Rockhold Dr 204     Sandstone Bonner Springs Shale and Stanton Limestone   S   80 11-30-1955 Water reported brackish 120-160 ft., reported salty at 188-204 ft.
14-20-28bc SW NW sec. 28 Melvin Holmes Dr 140     Shale Lawrence Shale       58 3-22-1956 Reported yield 1.5
*14-20-29da NE SE sec. 29 William Vaughn Dr 92 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S +/-1,065 40 9-28-1953 Reported yield 3.
*14-20-30aa NE NE sec. 30 Max Moore Dr 200     Sandy shale Lawrence Shale   D, S +/-1,126   12-1955 Reported yield 1.5
14-20-30cb NW SW sec. 30 Maurice Frye Dr 162 25/4 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale   D, S +/-1,130   6-10-1956 Reported yield 3.
*14-20-31aa NE NE sec. 31 R. C Mitchell Dr 186 25/4 GI Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S +/-1,115 75 1934  
*14-20-32cd SE SW sec. 32 Earl Black Dr 130 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J, E D, S +/-1,041 30 10-30-1953 Reported yield 1. Drilled to 303 ft., plugged back to 130 ft.

Well Number (1) Location Owner or tenant Type of Well (2) Depth of Well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Altitude of land surface, feet (7) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (8) Date of measurement REMARKS (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in feet) (9)
Character of material Geologic Source
  T. 14 S., R. 21 E.
14-21-3bc SW NW sec. 3   Dr 48.5 4 N Gravel, sand Kansan glaciofluvial deposits N N 943.8 19.8 7-2-1953 TH by KGS
14-21-3ccc SW SW SW sec. 3   Dr 50.5 4 N Sand Kansan glaciofluvial deposits N N 971.3   7-2-1953 TH by KGS
*14-21-9aa NE NE sec. 9 J. E Brazil Du 50 48 R Sand, gravel Kansan glaciofluvial deposits Cy, W D, S +/-982 47 5-30-1953  
14-21-9add SE SE NE sec. 9   Dr 81 4 N Sand, gravel Kansan glaciofluvial deposits N N 977.5 26.4 7-2-1953 TH by KGS
14-21-15abb NW NW NE sec. 15   B 23 4 N Sand Terrace deposits N N +/-927 6.2 8-26-1954 TH by KGS
14-21-15cbb NW NW SW sec. 15   B 27 4 N Sand Terrace deposits N N +/-932 19.2 10-26-1955 TH by KGS
14-21-16cc SW SW sec. 16 Mary Rodewald Dr 250 6.25 S Limestone Wyandotte Limestone   S +/-970   3-20-1956 Reported yield 1/5, brackish water at 190-202 ft.
14-21-17abb NW NW NE sec. 17   B 22 4 N     N N +/-1,008   10-26-1955 TH by KGS. Dry Hole.
*14-21-18ad SE NE sec. 18 Blondie Mattews Dr 184 6.25 S Sandstone Stanton Limestone and Big Springs Shale Cy, E S +/-955 60 7-15-1953 Reported yield 4, brackish water.
14-21-18bb NW NW sec. 18 Romie Deay Du 30 48 R Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W D, S +/-1,028 18 5-25-1953  
14-21-19dd1 SE SE sec. 19 W. A. Olmstead Du 50   R Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy?, D D +/-1,024   2-22-1956  
14-21-19dd2 SE SE sec. 19 W. A. Olmstead Dr 103 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale   S +/-1,024 25 4-2-1956 Reported yield 2.
14-21-27bb NW NW sec. 27   Dr 127.5 4 N     N N +/-1,027   5-1-1956 TH by KGS.
*14-21-30ad SE NE sec. 30 Rusell Rohe Dr 200 6.25 S Sandy clay, sandstone Colluvium, Stranger Formation, and Stanton Formation T, E D, S +/-1,003 31.9 6-6-1955 Reported yield 1/2.

1. Well numbering system described in text.
2. B, bored well; DD, dug and drilled well; Dn, driven well; Dr, drilled well; Du, dug well; Du,Dn dug and driven well; Sp, spring.
3. Reported depths of wells given in feet below land surface; measured depths given in feet and tenths.
4. B, brick; C, concrete; GI, galvanized sheet iron; GP, galvanized-iron pipe; N, none; R, rock; S, heavy steel or iron; W, wood.
5. Method of lift: B, bucket; C, centrifugal; Cy, cylinder; E, endless chain with buckets; F, natural flow; J, jet; N, none; P, pitcher; T, turbine. Type of power: E, electric; G, gas engine; H, hand operated; T, tractor; W, windmill.
6. D, domestic; I, irrigation; In, industrial; N, none; O, observation; P, public; S, stock.
7. Altitude of land surface determined by planetable and alidade survey or spirit leveling given in feet or feet and tenths: +/- altitudes are approximate, determined from 10-foot contour interval on modern 7 1/2 minute topographic maps.
8. Measured depths to water in wells given in feet, tenths, and hundreths; reported depths given in feet. Depths to water in uncased test holes given in feet or feet and tenths.
9. TH, test hole; KGS, Kansas Geological Survey; KERC well, Kansas Emergency Relief Committee well maintained and operated by Douglas County.
10. Thin deposits of colluvium, alluvium, or both in valleys of intermittent streams and on upland slopes, which are not mapped on Plate 1.
* Chemical analysis given in Table 5.

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