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Introduction

Geography

Subsurface Stratigraphy

Outcropping Rocks

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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. 15 S., R. 17 E.
15-17-1aa NE NE sec. 1 City of Overbrook Dr 327 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale N N +/-1,133   1-1953 Reported yield 12, fresh water at 250-318 ft., not used because of high fluoride. City TH 2.
15-17-1ac1 SW NE sec. 1 City of Overbrook Dr 507 6.25 S, N Sandstone Stranger Formation T, E P +/-1,144 210 4-1-1953 Reported yield 45 from Tonganoxie Sandstone at 420-490 ft., drawdown 100. Well 1
*15-17-1ac2 SW NE sec. 1 City of Overbrook Dr 497 6.25 S, N Sandstone Stranger Formation T, E P +/-1,141 210 4-1-1953 Reported yield 45 from Tonganoxie Sandstone at 395-485 ft., drawdown 100. Well 2.
15-17-2ab NW NE sec. 2 City of Overbrook Dr 290   N Sandstone Lawrence Shale N N +/-1,146   1-1953 City TH 1. Chloride reported 5,200, fluoride reported high.
15-17-2dd SE SE sec. 2 Emil Mesentine Du 30.7 48 R Limestone, shale Lecompton Limestone C, E D, S +/-1,143 16.95 1-14-1950  
15-17-11ba1 NE NW sec. 11 McCarty Dr 380 6 S? Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W S +/-1,155   1-14-1950 Reported very brackish.
15-17-11ba2 NE NE sec. 11 McCarty Dr 382     Sandstone Lawrence Shale         8-1955 Reported very brackish.
*15-17-13dc SW SE sec. 13 R. E Tutcher Dr 315 6.25 S Sandstone Stranger Formation Cy,-- D, S     12-27-1954 KERC well.
  T. 15 S., R. 18 E.
*15-18-1aa NE NE sec. 1 Briedhaupt Dr 301     Sandstone Lawrence (?) Shale   D, S +/-1,085   4-20-1948 Reported yield 2.5.
15-18-4cc SW SW sec. 4 Harry Prim Dr 254 6 GI? Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, H D, S +/-1,115   9-4-1952 Reported sodium bicarbonate water.
15-18-5aa NE NE sec. 5 E. C . Rappard Dr 300 6 GI Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, W D, S +/-1,125   9-2-1952 Reported sodium bicarbonate water.
15-18-7aa NE NE sec. 7 R. C Price Dr 434 6.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale and Stranger Formation   D, S   +/-1,035 8-1934 KERC well. Reported yield 3.5, chloride 440 ppm.
*15-18-7ad SE NE sec. 7 Chris Straub Dr 350 6 GI Sandy shale Stranger Formation Cy, E D, S +/-1,156 225 9-2-1952 Reported yield 10 from 318-350 ft. Gravel-packed well. Brackish water.
15-18-8ba NE NW sec. 8 George Maichel Dr 403     Sandy shale Stranger Formation   D, S   190 3-1956 Reported brackish, yield 4.
15-18-8dd SE SE sec. 8 Alva Miller Du 17.7 48 R Shale Kanwaka Shale Cy, H D, S +/-1,075 8.19 9-4-1952  
15-18-10db NW SE sec. 10 Maurice Fishburn Dr 348 5.75 GI Sandstone Lawrence ? Shale or Stranger ? Formation Cy, W D, S +/-1,054 80 9-4-1952 Reported yield 18, sodium bicarbonate water.
15-18-12aa NE NE sec. 12 A. L Hornberger Dr 220 5.5 GI Sandstone Lawrence ? Shale or Stranger ? Formation Cy, W D, S +/-1,056 40 1923  
*15-18-15cd1 SE SW sec. 15 Wayne Owens Dr 485 6 S Sandstone Lawrence ? Shale or Stranger ? Formation Cy, W D, S   75 9-4-1952 Reported yield 30. Brackish water.
15-18-15cd2 SE SW sec. 15 Wayne Owens Du 30 216 R Limestone Oread Limestone Cy, H S     9-4-1952  
15-18-17bb NW NW sec. 17 J. B. Price Dr 440 5.5 GI Sandy shale Stranger Formation     +/-1,144   1-7-1956 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. 15 S., R. 19 E.
*15-19-1cd SE SW sec. 15 F. G. Ford Dr 104 6 GI Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S +/-1,023 50.43 5-29-1953 Reported yield 6
15-19-14bb NW NW sec. 14 Leonard Newland Dr 50     Sandstone Lawrence Shale   D   12 1955 Reported yield 32
15-19-16cb NW SW sec. 16 Verna Cobb Dr 170 4.875 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J, E S   135 6-6-1955 Reported yield 10.
*15-19-17cd SE SW sec. 17 John Bulson Dr 170 6.25   Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy, E D, S   130 7-1953  
  T. 15 S., R. 20 E.
15-20-8aa NE NE sec. 8 Jack Randell Dr 101     Sandstone Lawrence Shale   D, S +/-1,066 76 9-1955 Reported yield 5.
15-20-11cda NE SE SW sec. 11   Dr 182 1.25 GP Sandstone Lawrence Shale N O +/-1,056 45.95 5-15-1956 TH by KGS
15-20-11cd1 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Du 42 196 B, N Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P     3-15-1956 Well 2. Wells 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 pump into 2
15-20-11cd2 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 50 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P     3-15-1956 Well 4. Reported Yield 10.
15-20-11cd3 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 60 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P     3-15-1956 Well 7.
15-20-11cd4 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 55 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P     3-15-1956 Well 3.
15-20-11cd5 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 64.2 8.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P +/-1,046 33.01 9-28-1956 Well 9.
15-20-11cd6 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 68.6 8.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P +/-1,039 32.43 9-28-1956 Well 10.
15-20-11cd7 SE SW sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 66 8.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P +/-1,030   9-31-1956 Well 11.
15-20-11db NW SE sec 11 City of Baldwin Dr 50 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P     3-15-1956 Well 6.
15-20-11dc SW SE sec. 11 City of Baldwin Dr 55 8 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale J,E P     3-15-1956 Well 5.
*15-20-15ada NE SE NE sec. 15 City of Baldwin Du 26 240 B,C Sandstone and sand Lawrence Shale and terrace deposits C,E P     3-15-1956 Well 1. Three Springs flow continuously into well.
15-20-15ad SE NE sec. 15 City of Baldwin Dr 41 8 S,N Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P   22.14 5-16-1956 Well 8. Measured water level 280 min. after pump shut off.
15-20-16cb NW SW sec. 16 Harold Hutton Du 38.9 60 R Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy,E D,S +/-1,017 38 8-4-1953 Reported not adequate in dry years.
  T. 15 S., R. 21 E.
15-21-3bbb NW NW NW sec. 3   Dr 157.0 4 N Sandstone Lawrence Shale N N +/-1,091   5-3-1956 TH by KGS.
15-21-4bb NW NW sec. 4 City of Wellsville Dr 96 10 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale E P     3-15-1956 Well 4.
15-21-4bcc SW SW NW sec. 4   Dr 144.2 5.5 GI Sandstone Lawrence Shale N O +/-1,070 22.40 5-14-1956 TH by KGS.
*15-21-5aa NE NE sec. 5 City of Wellsville Du 60 168 C Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P +/-1,050 22 4-30-1955 Well 2.
15-21-5ad1 SE NE sec. 5 City of Wellsville Du 60 168 C Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P +/-1,050 18 4-30-1955 Well 1.
15-21-5ad2 SE NE sec. 5 City of Wellsville Dr 61 8.25 S Sandstone Lawrence Shale T,E P +/-1,063 19.20 5-14-1956 Well 3.
*15-21-7ac SW NE sec. 7 Ralph Kalb Du 90 48 R,N Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy,W D,S +/-1,115 80 5-29-1953 Reported yield 4.
15-21-10dc SW SE sec. 10 Emery Mignot Du 34.1 60 R Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy,E D,S +/-1,085 23.8 2-29-1956  
15-21-15aa NE NE sec. 15 Carl Hughes Du 50 48 R,N Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy,W D,S +/-1,078 42 8-24-1954  
15-21-16dc SW SE sec. 16 Densil Cox Dr 205   N     N N +/-1,145   1954 Reported as dry hole.
15-21-17cd SE SW sec. 17 Richard Kramer Du 52.5 42 R Sandstone Lawrence Shale Cy,W D,S   38.86 2-29-1956  

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.

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

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