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Records of Typical Wells

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Records of Typical Wells and Springs

Descriptions of the wells and springs visited in Finney and Gray counties are given in tables 22 and 23. The wells and springs in each county are listed in order by townships from north to south and by ranges from east to west. Within a township the wells are listed in the order of the sections. All information classed as "reported" was obtained from the owner, tenant, or driller. Depths of wells not classed as "reported" are measured and given to the nearest tenth of a foot below the measuring point described in the tables, and depths to water level not classed as "reported" are measured and given to the nearest hundredth of a foot.

T. 21 S. || T. 22 S. || T. 23 S. || T. 24 S. || T. 25 S. || T. 26 and 27 S.

Table 22. - Records of wells and springs in Finney County, Kansas

No. on pl. 2 (1) Township and Range Location Owner or Tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well (3) Diameter of well (in.) Type of casing (4) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Measuring point Depth to water level below measuring point (feet) (7) Date of measurement, 1940 Remarks (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in ft.)
Character of material Geologic subdivision Description Distance above (+) or below (-) land surface (feet) Height above sea level (feet)
(1) T. 21 S., R. 27 W. SW SW sec. 9 Renner Livestock Co. Du 100.0 40 N (?) Codell (?) Cy, W, H D, S            
2 T. 21 S., R. 27 W. NE NW sec. 10 W.D. McKinley Du 30.5   N (?) Fort Hays Cy, W S Top edge of opening in platform east side +0.5 2,609.4 18.54 21-Oct  
3 T. 21 S., R. 27 W. NW NW sec. 14 C. Miller Du, B 21.5 6 GI (?) Alluvium Cy, W N Top edge of opening in concrete platform, south side +0.5   13.46 23-Oct Unused stock well
4 T. 21 S., R. 27 W. SE SE sec. 24 J. Coval B 21.9 5 GI Gravel Alluvium Cy, W D Top of casing, south side +0.4 2,495.1 18.24 21-Oct Gravel composed mostly of limestone pebbles
5 T. 21 S., R. 27 W. SW SW sec. 28 H.A. Morgan Du 17.4 36 C (?) Alluvium P, H D, S Top of concrete curb, west side +0.5 2,553.8 10.2 21-Oct  
6 T. 21 S., R. 27 W. NW NW sec. 34 W.S. Hays B 22.0 6 GI Gravel Alluvium Cy, W, H D       14   Gravel composed of limestone pebbles; encountered blue shale (Blue Hill) at depth of 25 ft.
7 T. 21 S., R. 28 W. NW SW sec. 6 J.W. Ogden Dr 44.3 6 GI "Sandy shale" Fort Hays N N Top of iron plate covering casing +0.4 2,779.4 39.64 29-Oct Unused stock well; reported to have had very small yield when in use
8 T. 21 S., R. 28 W. NW NE NW sec. 15 J.B. Dickey Du 65.5 40 N "Sandy shale" Codell N N Top of concrete lid, east side 0 2,715.2 61.57 23-Oct Unused domestic well
9 T. 21 S., R. 29 W. SE NE sec. 15 G.W. Finnup B 20.0 6 GI (?) Alluvium Cy, W D       16    
10 T. 21 S., R. 29 W. NW SW SW sec. 36 T.A. Meakel Dr 28.0 8 GI (?) Alluvium N N Top of casing, east side +2.0 2,613.1 18.79 29-Oct Unused stock well; observation well
11 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. SW SE NW sec. 1 L.M. Lane Du 18.0 48 R Clay Alluvium and/or Fort Hays Cy, W S Top of pipe coupling, east side +2.1 2,790.4 11.23 12-Sep Soil and sand (alluvium) reported between depths of 0-12 feet and yellow "soapstone" (Fort Hays) between depths of 12-20 feet; small yield reported
(12) T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NW cor. NW sec. 5 F.T. Carl Dr 44.1 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, east side +0.1 2,861.5 35.84 12-Sep  
13 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NW NW sec. 9 H.H. Nickel Dr 90.0 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, east side +0.1 2,868.6 58.38 12-Sep Unused domestic well
14 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NW SW NW sec. 20 A.A. Doerr B 73.8 6 GI Sand Ogallala Cy, W D Top of opening in concrete platform +1.3 2,882.2 59.44 12-Sep Water reported to be soft
15 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NE SE sec. 22 J. Deal Sp       Limestone Fort Hays F S           Estimated yield 2-3
16 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NE SW sec. 25 K.M. Winters Sp       Limestone Fort Hays F S            
17 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. NW SW sec. 25 K.M. Winters Sp       Limestone Fort Hays F N           Dry part of year
18 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. SE NW sec. 26 Jellison Trust Co Sp       Limestone Fort Hays F S           Estimated yield, 1/2 - 1
19 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. SE cor. SW sec. 30 W. Drees Dr 84.2 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D Top of tin plate covering casing +2.7 2,891.2 70.39 11-Sep  
20 T. 21 S., R. 30 W. SE SE sec. 36 J.D. Cathcart Du 27.0 30 R (?) Alluvium Cy, W D Top of wooden well platform 0   21 (+/-) 21-Oct Water dripped on tape, depth to water level only approximate
21 T. 21 S., R. 31 W. NE cor. NW sec. 8 F.L. Brayfagle Dr 73.3     (?) Ogallala Cy, W S Top of tin plate covering casing +0.8 2,903.4 57.39 13-Sep  
22 T. 21 S., R. 31 W. SW SW sec. 13 M.M. Felkner Dr 83.8 5.5 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, H N Top of north pipe clamp, south side +0.3 2,904.8 73.15 26-Oct Unused domestic well
23 T. 21 S., R. 31 W. SW cor. SW sec. 16 E.E. Joyce Dr 99.0     (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Top edge of bolt hole in pump base +1.5 2,927.5 87.73 13-Sep Unused domestic well
24 T. 21 S., R. 32 W. NW NE sec. 8 W.R.E. Hall Dr 155.0 16 OW Gravel Ogallala T, B (8) I   0   30   Measured yield in 1940 with test pump 1,770; total lift 60.75 feet (9); well drilled during fall of 1940; see log
25 T. 21 S., R. 32 W. SE cor. NW NW sec. 19 E. Alberta Reeves Dr 33.5 6 GI (?) Pleistocene N N Top of casing, west side +1.0 2,894.8 23.32 20-Sep Abandoned domestic well; observation well
26 T. 21 S., R. 32 W. NW NW sec. 22 Townley M. & H. Co. Dr 78.5 4 I (?) Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of casing, east side +3.0 2,936.2 72.96 12-Oct Unused domestic well
27 T. 21 S., R. 32 W. NE NE SE sec. 33 J. Landgraf Dr 199.5 18 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, B (8) I Top of casing, south side +0.5 2,930.5 76.79 12-Oct Measured yield Dec., 1940, with test pump 850; estimated drawdown 34 (9)
28 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. SE SW sec. 1 E.F. Ware Dr 77.9 16 BS (?) Pleistocene N N Top of casing, south side +1.0   25.32 8-Oct Abandoned irrigation well; pump removed
29 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. NW SW NE sec. 2 Farm M. & H. Co. Dr 125.0 16 BS (?) Pleistocene N N Top of wooden platform 0 2,910.6 24.43 16-Sep Abandoned irrigation well; pump removed
30 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. SW cor. NW sec. 5 G.W. Armantrout Dr 62.0 6 GI Sand and gravel Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of casing, west side -3.7 2,930.5 41.35 16-Sep Unused domestic well
(31) T. 21 S., R. 33 W. NE cor. NW sec. 13 A.E. Jones Dr 39.5 5 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W S Bottom edge of pump flange, southeast side 0 2,906.8 29.95 16-Sep  
32 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. SW NW NW sec. 15 E.S. Downing Dr 30.8 6 GI (?) Pleistocene N N Top of casing, south side +0.8 2,884.0 9.49 16-Sep Abandoned domestic well; observation well
33 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. NE cor. SE sec. 28 W.E. Stone Dr 120.4 24 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T N Top of casing, east side +0.4 2,901.1 25.45 16-Sep Unused irrigation well; power unit removed
34 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. SE SE sec. 30 W.M. Jewell Dr 60.0 8 GI (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of 2-inch board beneath pump 0 2,893.4 14.03 16-Sep Unused domestic well
35 T. 21 S., R. 33 W. SE NE sec. 35 P.A. Lindner Dr 38.5 6 OW (?) Pleistocene Cy, H N Top of east pipe clamp, west side +1.5 2,895.9 25.57 24-Aug Unused domestic well
36 T. 21 S., R. 34 W. SE SW SW sec. 2 J.R. Bosworth Dr 61.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, west side 0 2,958.9 60.9 26-Aug Unused domestic well
37 T. 21 S., R. 34 W. SW cor. NW sec. 4 F. Baker Dr 102.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W, H D Top of casing, north side +0.5 3,014.0 86.26 16-Sep  
(38) T. 21 S., R. 34 W. SE NE sec. 21 J.E. Sprenkle Du 85.0 48 W "Soft, chalky rock" Fort Hays Cy, W D     2,871.2 82   Reported to have "good" yield
39 T. 21 S., R. 34 W. NE cor. NE sec. 24 C.N. Ingle Dr 39.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Top of north pipe clamp, south side +0.5 2,914.5 34.18 20-Sep Unused school well; observation well
40 T. 21 S., R. 34 W. NE SE SE sec. 27 H. Gobleman Du 69.0 48 N "Chalk rock" Fort Hays Cy, W D, S       67   Reported to have "good" yield; "chalk rock" reported between depths of 50-90 feet, blue shale at 90 feet; water reported to be of good quality
(41) T. 21 S., R. 34 W. SW NE sec. 36 L.W. Mauhe B 55.0 6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of west pipe clamp, east side +1.0 2,921.8 42.77 24-Oct  

T. 21 S. || T. 22 S. || T. 23 S. || T. 24 S. || T. 25 S. || T. 26 and 27 S.

1. Well number in parentheses indicates that analysis of water is given in table 19.
2. B, bored well; DD, dug and drilled well; Dn, driven 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. BS, boiler steel; C, concrete; GI, galvanized sheet iron; GP, galvanized-iron pipe; I, iron; N, none; OB, oil barrels; OW, oil-well casing; R, rock; W, wood
5. Method of lift: C, horizontal centrifugal; Cy, cylinder; F, natural flow; N, none; P, pitcher pump; S, submersible turbine; T, turbine; VC, vertical centrifugal. Type of power: B, butane; E, electric; G, gas engine; H, hand operated; T, tractor; W, win
6. D, domestic; I, irrigation; In, industrial; N, not being used; O, observation; P, public supply; S, stock
7. Measured depths to water level are given in feet, tenths, and hundredths; reported depths to water level are given in feet
8. Testing equipment; permanent pump and power not installed yet
9. Pumping test conducted and results furnished by P.H. Browne, representative of the Johnston Pump Company
10. Pumping test conducted and results furnished by the Division of Water Resources, Kansas State Board of Agriculture
11. Measured in 1942
12. Pumping test conducted and results furnished by the Garden City Company
13. Located in Haskell County

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