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.
Table 23. - Records of wells and springs in Gray County, Kansas, continued
|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)|
|498||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||NE SW NW sec. 7||N.A. Mens||Dr||201.0||6||GI||(?)||Ogallala and/or Pleistocene||Cy, W||N||Lower edge of 2 by 8-inch plank under pump||0||2,781.1||164.77||4-Nov||Unused stock well; observation well|
|(499)||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||NW NE NE sec. 9||Menke Estate||Dr||171.0||3||I||(?)||Ogallala and/or Pleistocene||Cy, W||S||Top of casing, south side||+3.0||2,763.8||168.61||14-Nov|
|(500)||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||NE NE NW sec. 24||R.C. Houser||Dr||421.0||3-4||I||Sandstone||Dakota||Cy, W||D||Top of casing, north side||+3.1||2,755.4||207.20||4-Dec||Water-bearing sandstone reported between depths of 408-421 feet|
|501||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||NE NE NE sec. 25||F.L. Crabb||Dr||178.6||4||I||(?)||(?)||Cy, W||D, S||Top of casing, north side||+0.7||2,716.6||170.55||15-Jun-39|
|502||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||SE SE SE sec. 26||Mary Hill||Dr||138.5||6||I||(?)||Ogallala (?)||Cy, W||N||Top of casing, east side||+0.5||2,711.4||133.79||4-Nov||Unused domestic well; observation well|
|503||T. 28 S., R. 27 W.||SW SW NW sec. 29||A.C. Hitz||Dr||140.0||5||GI||Sand and gravel||Ogallala||Cy, W||D||Top of opening in pump flange||0||2,744.9||115.08||29-Nov|
|(504)||T. 28 S., R. 28 W.||NW SW NW sec. 3||W.B. Jones||Dr||187.0||4||I||(?)||Ogallala and/or Pleistocene||Cy, W, H||D||Top of casing, east side||+1.0||2,805.0||168.13||28-Nov|
|505||T. 28 S., R. 28 W.||SW SW SW sec. 21||J.D. Asher||Dr||198.0||6||GI||(?)||Ogallala and/or Pleistocene||Cy, W||D, S||Lower edge of opening in pump jacket||+1.5||2,797.6||150.32||7-Nov|
|506||T. 28 S., R. 28 W.||NW SW SW sec. 24||G.V. Denton||Dr||165.1||3.5||I||(?)||Ogallala and/or Pleistocene||Cy, W||N||Top of casing, north side||+1.1||2,774.4||145.35||4-Dec||Unused domestic well|
|507||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||SE NE NE sec. 5||S. Dirks||Dr||91.5||5.5||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||N||N||Top of casing, east side||+0.5||2,773.3||88.16||4-Nov||Abandoned domestic well; observation well|
|508||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||SW SW SW sec. 12||S.J. Schmidt||Dr||146.3||5.5||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D, S||Top of metal pipe clamp||+0.3||2,806.3||139.27||7-Nov|
|509||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||NW NW NE sec. 21||F.A. Williams||Dr||129.3||5||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D, S||Top of metal pipe clamp||+0.3||2,787.7||112.65||7-Nov|
|510||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||SE NW sec. 24||Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway||Dr||300.0||8-10||Clay, sand, and gravel||Ogallala and Pleistocene||T, E||R||118.00||Gravel-packed well; reported yield 45, drawdown 32; see log|
|(511)||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||SW NE sec. 24||City of Montezuma||Dr||170.0||8||OW||Gravel||Pleistocene||T, E||P||112.00||Water-bearing gravel reported between depths of 118-170 feet; reported yield 100, drawdown 18|
|512||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||NW SE sec. 24||Fry||Dr||122.2||5||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||N||N||Top of casing, east side||0||2,783.0||111.65||4-Dec||Abandoned domestic well in town of Montezuma; observation well|
|513||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||NE NE SW sec. 24||City of Montezuma||Dr||160.0||8||OW||Gravel||Pleistocene||T, E||P||112.00||Located beneath elevated water tank in Montezuma; reported yield 50|
|(514)||T. 28 S., R. 29 W.||NE cor. NW NE sec. 31||V.E. Yeager||Dr||103.5||6||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D, S||Top edge of bolt hole in pump flange||+0.4||2,762.5||85.25||4-Nov||Observation well|
|515||T. 28 S., R. 30 W.||NE SE NW sec. 2||A.F. Hohner||Dr||165.2||16||GI||Sand and gravel||Pleistocene||T, G||I||Top of opening in pump base||+1.0||2,811.5||111.17||4-Dec||Reported yield 800, drawdown 20; observation well|
|516||T. 28 S., R. 30 W.||SE SE SE sec. 10||P. Koehn||Dr||151.0||16||GI||Coarse gravel||Pleistocene||T, G||I||Gravel-packed well; coarse gravel reported between depths of 141-151 feet|
|517||T. 28 S., R. 30 W.||SE SE NE sec. 13||E.B. Soice||Dr||120.5||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D||Lower edge of bolt hole in pump jacket||+1.0||2,804.0||113.59||7-Nov|
|518||T. 28 S., R. 30 W.||SE SE SW sec. 16||J.H. Schmidt||Dr||104.5||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D, S||Top of pipe clamp||+0.5||2,787.6||85.99||4-Nov|
|519||T. 28 S., R. 30 W.||NE NW NW sec. 23||A. Tucker||Dr||140.0||5||GI||(?)||Pleistocene||Cy, W||D||Top of bolt hole in pipe flange||0||2,795.3||101.11||7-Nov|
1. Well number in parentheses indicates that analysis of water is given in table 20.
2. B, bored; Dn, driven; Dr, drilled; Du, dug.
3. Reported depths are given in feet below the land surface; measured depths are given in feet and tenths below the measuring point.
4. C, concrete; GI, galvanized sheet iron; GP, galvanized-iron pipe; I, iron; OB, oil barrels; OW, oil well.
5. Method of lift: C, horizontal centrifugal; Cy, cylinder; N, none; P, pitcher pump; T, turbine. Type of power: B, butane; D, Diesel engine; E, electric; G, gas engine; H, hand operated; N, none; T, tractor; W, windmill.
6. D, domestic; I, irrigation; In, industrial; N, not being used; P, public supply; R, railroad; 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. Pumping test conducted and results furnished by the Division of Water Resources, Kansas State Board of Agriculture.
Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
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