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Introduction

Geography

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Ground Water

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Geologic Formations

Records of Typical Wells

Logs of Test Holes

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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, 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)
88 T. 23 S., R. 27 W. SW SW sec. 4 G.P. Wilson B 35.0 6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D       33    
89 T. 23 S., R. 27 W. SW cor. SW sec. 12 C.R. Rixon Dr 72.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Lower edge of pump base, north side. +0.5 2,627.8 68.86 20-Sep Unused domestic and stock well; observation well
(90) T. 23 S., R. 27 W. NE SE sec. 21 Lindas Lumber Co. Dr 140.0 2 GP Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D       95   Tubular well
91 T. 23 S., R. 27 W. NE SE NE sec. 24 J.G. English Du 47.8 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D, S Lower edge of wooden block under pump base +0.3 2,592.6 37.54 5-Nov  
92 T. 23 S., R. 27 W. NE NE SE sec. 36 Anna Krug Dr 79.0 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W, H N Top of 6-inch casing, north side +1.5 2,623.8 71.48 5-Nov Unused domestic well
93 T. 23 S., R. 28 W. SE cor. SE sec. 3 Kansas State Bank Dr 64.0 2 GP Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S       52   Tubular well; water-bearing sand and gravel reported between depths of 55 and 64 feet, blue shale below 64 feet
94 T. 23 S., R. 28 W. SE NW sec. 12 W.D. Sinclair B 12.5 6 GI (?) Alluvium Cy, W S Top of wooden pipe clamp +0.5 2,629.2 10.45 23-Oct  
95 T. 23 S., R. 28 W. NE NE sec. 18 Lena Ramsey Dr 133.6 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W S Lower edge of hole, east side of casing +0.6 2,765.2 100.4 29-Oct Observation well
96 T. 23 S., R. 28 W. SW NW SW sec. 35 I.E. Englart Dr 85.7     (?) Ogallala Cy N Top of pipe clamp, west side +1.3 2,735.5 84.1 5-Nov Unused domestic well
97 T. 23 S., R. 29 W. SW NW sec. 9 L.M. Pope Dr 35.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala N N Top of casing, west side +1.0 2,670.6 27.06 23-Oct Unused stock well
(98) T. 23 S., R. 29 W. SE SE sec. 11 I.N. Blanton Dr 977.0 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W, H D Top of casing, east side 0 2,749.2 78.89 19-Oct  
99 T. 23 S., R. 29 W. SW SE sec. 17 B.H. Harms Dr 54.8 5 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, west side +0.3 2,739.5 37.07 10-Oct Unused domestic well
100 T. 23 S., R. 29 W. SW SE sec. 24 G. York Dr 106.9 3.5 GP (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Top of 3.5-inch pipe, south side +2.9 2,769.9 96.49 10-Oct Unused tubular domestic well; accuracy of water-level measurement questionable
101 T. 23 S., R. 29 W. SW SE SW sec. 33 First National Bank, Spearville, Kansas Dr 89.7 2 GP (?) Ogallala Cy N Top of 2-inch pipe +4.0 2,777.3 79.9 10-Oct Unused tubular domestic well; accuracy of water-level measurement questionable
102 T. 23 S., R. 30 W. NW NE NE sec. 5 J.E. Friesen Dr 77.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D Top of casing, southwest side 0 2,852.8 70.86 11-Sep  
103 T. 23 S., R. 30 W. SE NE sec. 15 T.H. Endicott Sp       Limestone Fort Hays F S           Area of several small springs
104 T. 23 S., R. 30 W. NW NW NW sec. 17 M. Carter Dr 79.7 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D Top of casing, north side +0.2 2,848.1 73.35 11-Sep  
105 T. 23 S., R. 30 W. SW cor. SW sec. 31 J. H. Gerhardt, Jr. Dr 135.7 6 GI Fine Sand Ogallala Cy, W D Top of south pipe clamp north side +0.2 2,885.5 121.18 11-Sep  
106 T. 23 S., R. 30 W. NW NE sec. 34 Wheat Growers Mutual Insurance Co Dr 89.5 5.5 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W D Top plank over casing 0 2,802.9 67.71 10-Oct  
107 T. 23 S., R. 31 W. SE SE SW sec. 8 J.W. Nolan B 49.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala N N Top of casing, south side +0.5 2,877.2 48.55 13-Sep Unused stock well
108 T. 23 S., R. 31 W. NW cor. NW sec. 26 J. Kisner Dr 120.0 6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S       80    
109 T. 23 S., R. 31 W. NW NW NW sec. 29 H. Kohrs Dr 103.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala N N Top of casing, north side +0.5 2,907.1 99.43 11-Sep Abandoned domestic and stock well
110 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SE cor. SW SE sec. 4 J.E. Ely Dr 59.5 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of metal plate covering casing +0.5 2,882.1 45.69 28-Sep Unused domestic well; observation well
111 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SE NW sec. 17 Elsie V. Kerfoot Dr 25.0 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of casing, north side +2.0 2,844.8 8.63 13-Sep Unused stock well
112 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. NW cor. SW sec. 19 H.H. Hawk Dr 314.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I Top of floor of pump house     38.25 25-Oct Gravel-packed well; measured yield 990, drawdown 19.5 (10)
113 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. NW SW sec. 20 C. Zirkle Dr 172.0 18 C Sand and gravel Pleistocene T, E I Top of concrete casing, south side +4.0 2,844.5 9.59 18-Oct  
(114) T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SW SW sec. 20 C. Zirkle B 23.5 5 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W S Top of casing, east side 0 2,844.5 10.42 26-Oct Water reported hard
115 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SW SW sec. 23 C.E. Boyd Dr 222.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I Top of casing, south side -1.3   91.83 21-Feb (11) Measured yield 472, drawdown 31.8 (10)
116 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SW cor. NW sec. 31 C.A. Danner Dr 260.0 118 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       40   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 750, estimated drawdown 40
117 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. SW NW NE sec. 32 J.A. Black Dr 93.0 16 BS (?) Pleistocene T, E I       13   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 850
118 T. 23 S., R. 32 W. NW NW SW sec. 32 Dr. Miner Dr 170.0 16 BS (?) Pleistocene T, E I Top edge of opening in pump base +1.0 2,871.8 36.19 14-Aug Gravel-packed well; reported yield 600
119 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SW sec. 4 R.J. Ackley Dr 70-80 2 GP (?) Pleistocene N             Flowing well, see p. 00
120 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SE sec. 9 Hercules Life Ins. Co Dr 47.5 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, H N Top of wooden plank beneath pump base +1.0 2,890.7 26.07 16-Sep Unused domestic well
121 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW cor. SW sec 10 W. Wheeler Dr 268.0 16 BS Gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       35   Gravel-packed well; reported yield, 1,000; black clay reported between depths of 268-289 feet, and black shale below 389 feet
122 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW NW SW sec. 11 School District B 21.7 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, H N Top of casing, north side +0.2 2,872.6 16.76 24-Aug Unused school well
123 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SE SW SW sec. 14 W. Wheeler Dr 310.0 16 BS Gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       50   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,300, drawdown 39
124 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW NW SW sec. 15 E. T. Borgman Dr 300.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I Top of casing, west side +0.5 2,891.8 33.37 12-Aug New well; reported yield 1,260 with test pump
(125) T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW cor. SW sec. 18 Garden City Co. Dr 68.5 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W D, S Top of wooden platform +0.5 2,911.6 22.65 3-Sep  
126 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SW SE sec. 21 A.J. Johnson Dr 300+ 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I           Reported yield 560, total lift 105 feet
127 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW car. SW sec. 24 E. Caldwell Dr 340.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       30   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 800—900, drawdown 39
128 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW cor. SE sec. 25. C.A. Danner Dr 330.0 16 BS Gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene S, E I       36   Gravel-packed well; measured yield 1,260, draw-down 33(10)
129 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW NW NW sec. 26 R. Stevenson Dr 240.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       42   Reported yield 900, drawdown 43. Measured yield 400, drawdown 21(10)
130 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW cor. SE sec. 26. C.A. Danner Dr 332.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       50   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 900, draw-down 37
131 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW cor. SE sec. 28 A.K. Boxier Dr 310.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I Top of floor of pump house +0.5   43.2 25-Oct Gravel-packed well; measured yield 1,100, draw-down 18.45 (10)
132 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW NW SE sec. 29 Garden City Co. Dr 285.0 18, 24 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       55   Reported yield 900; old-style turbine pump driven by 100 H.P. direct-connected electric motor
133 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SW NW sec. 30 Garden City Co. Dr 41.5 6 GI (?) Pleistocene Cy, W D, S Top of wooden platform +1.0 2,920.0 36.74 3-Sep  
134 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SE SE SW sec. 32 G.H. Sanders 8 Dr 30.0 16 GI Gravel Alluvium C, E I       15   Battery of 8 shallow wells; reported aggregate yield 800-900
135 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW cor. SE sec. 34 L.H. Joseph Dr 341.0 16 BS Gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       48   Gravel-packed well; measured yield 970, draw-down 24(9)
136 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW NE SE sec. 35 R.M. Jones Dr 340.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       48   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,000
137 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW cor. SE sec. 35 R.M. Jones Dr 300.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       48   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,000
138 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SW sec. 35 Nora Will Dr 97.5 3 I (?) Pleistocene N N Top of casing, north side +1.0 2,893.9 48.69 24-Dec Unused stock well; observation well
139 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. NW SE SW sec. 35 R.M. Jones Dr 300.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       45   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,000
140 T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SW SE SE sec. 35 R.M. Jones Dr 240.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       50   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,000
(141) T. 23 S., R. 33 W. SE cor. SE sec. 35 R.M. Jones Dr 240.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I Top of casing, north side +1.0 2,889.6 48.38 14-Dec Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,000
142 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NE NE sec.6 J.W. Marsteller Dr 88.5     (?) Ogallala Cy, W N Upper edge of bolt hole in pump base +0.5 2,989.0 69.22 10-Oct Unused domestic well
143 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SE cor. SE sec. 10 H.H. Ramsey Dr 45.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene Cy, W N Top of casing, south side 0 2,938.3 31.85 20-Sep Unused domestic and stock well; observation well
144 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SE SE SE sec. 12 J. Bosworth Dr 53.0 6 GI (?) Ogallala and Pleistocene Cy, W, H D, S Top of 3 by 3-inch plank beneath pump +1.0 2,925.6 34.91 3-Sep  
145 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SW SE NE sec. 18 Garden City Co. Dr 305.0 16, 25 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I Top of square steel-base plate, north side +3.0 2,983.5 56.76 1-Nov Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,500, draw-down 33
146 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW NW sec. 19 Garden City Co. Dr 284.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I       42   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,250, drawdown 25
147 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SW NW NW sec. 22 Garden City Co. Dr 319.0 24 BS Sand Ogallala N N Top of concrete pump base +0.5 2,956.2 35.93 27-Aug Abandoned irrigation well; pump removed
148 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NE NE sec. 25 Garden City Co. Dr 265.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala and Pleistocene T, E I       35   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,350, drawdown 42; when pumping 1,270, drawdown is 30
149 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SW NE sec. 27 Garden City Co. Dr 305.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I       46   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,200, drawdown 60-70
150 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NE NW NW sec. 29 Garden City Co. Dr 260.0 13, 24 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I       42   Old-style turbine pump driven by a 100 HP direct-connected electric motor; reported yield 1,370, drawdown 140 +/-
151 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW NW NW sec. 29 Garden City Co. Dr 87.5 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, H D Lower edge of pump base, east side +0.9 2,972.7 42.91 10-Oct  
152 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SW NW NE sec. 30 H. Meyer Dr 190.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala T, E I       45   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 600-700
153 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW cor. NW sec. 31 Garden City Co. Dr 250.0 18, 25 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I       50   Old-style turbine pump driven by a 100 HP direct-connected electric motor; reported yield 540, drawdown 130 +/-
154 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SE cor. NE sec. 32 Garden City Co. Dr 52.0 6 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W S Lower edge of pump base, west side +1.0 2,964.6 46.79 10-Oct  
155 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW SW NW sec. 33 Garden City Co. Dr 268.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E (8) I Top of casing +0.5   48.5 10-Oct Gravel-packed well drilled in Sept., 1940; measured yield in 1940 with test equipment 1,080, drawdown 45; measured yield 1,150, drawdown 50 (12)
156 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW NW SW sec. 33 Garden City Co. Dr 189.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala N I       48   Gravel-packed well drilled in Oct., 1940; pump not installed yet
157 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW cor. NE sec. 34 Garden City Co. Dr 271.0 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, E I       60   Gravel-packed well; reported yield 1,250, drawdown 20 +/-
158 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SE cor. SE sec. 34 Garden City Co. Dr 59.5 5.5 GI (?) Ogallala Cy, W, H D Top edge of bolt hold in pump base +1.0 2,905.4 56.45 10-Oct  
159 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. NW NW NW sec. 36 J. Burgardt Dr 297.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala T, E I           Gravel-packed well; reported yield 900
160 T. 23 S., R. 34 W. SW SW SE sec. 36 L.E. Joss Dr 274.0 16 BS (?) Ogallala and alluvium T, E I       16   Gravel-packed well drilled during summer of 1940; reported yield 1,160

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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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