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Abstract

Introduction

Geography

Geology

Geologic History

Ground Water

Utilization

Quality of Water

Geologic Formations

Records of Typical Wells

Logs of Test Holes

References

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Logs of Test Holes and Wells

On the following pages are listed the logs of 59 wells and test holes in Finney and Gray counties, one test hole (1) in Scott County, one test hole (12) in Kearny County, and two test holes (28 and 29) in Ford County. Logs 1 to 29 are of test holes drilled by the State and Federal Geological Surveys (fig. 7). Logs 30 to 60 include logs of test holes drilled by other agencies and well drillers, logs of water wells (pls. 3 and 4), and partial logs of oil tests. Lithologic terms used in the driller's logs have been retained. The term "gyp" has been used by many drillers to describe the harder lime-cemented beds in the Ogallala formation and undifferentiated Pleistocene beds. "Quicksand" and "pack sand" have been used by some drillers to describe loose fine sand, and "sand rock" has been used to describe sandstone. Many of the softer unconsolidated beds of the Ogallala formation and Pleistocene deposits have been logged as clay, but in those wells from which cuttings are available for study most of the so-called clay was found to be silt. Because of lack of detail in the driller's logs of oil tests, no attempt was made to correlate these logs (58-60).

Wells 1-12 || Wells 13-24 || Wells 25-36 || Wells 37-48 || Wells 49-60

37. Log of abandoned irrigation well of the Garden City Company in sec. 34, T. 23 S., R. 34 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Soil and clay1515
Sand, fine722
Clay, yellow325
Sand, fine732
Clay, sandy1345
Sand, red1560
Clay, sandy565
Sand, red, fine60125
Clay, sandy10135
Sand, fine14149
Gravel and clay19168
Sand, fine12180
Sand52232
Clay, tough3235
Sand, fine8243
Sand, very good55298
Clay, tough1299
Sand5304
Pre-Tertiary beds
Clay, black2306

38. Log of test hole of L.E. Joss in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 36, T. 23 S., R. 34 W., Well (160) finished at 274 feet. (Authority, L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil1919
Gravel1029
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay2655
Sand and clay3691
Sand fine394
Sand and clay51145
Sand, fine34179
Sand and clay12191
Sand, fine10201
Sand, coarse20221

39. Log of irrigation well (162) of H. Harms in SE 1/4 sec. 14, T. 24 S., R. 31 W. Surface altitude, 2,881.9 feet. (Authority, Ray Stevenson, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Soil and gyp5050
Sand and rock3080
Clay, sandy1595
Clay, tough5100
Sand, fine5105
Clay, sandy25130
Sand13143
Rock2145
Gyp, sandy25170
Clay, tough15185
Gravel, water bearing20205
Clay2207
Gravel58265
Carlile shale
Fairport chalky shale member
Clay, yellow, sticky15280
Shale, blue-black(?)

40. Log of test hole of S.W. Neeley in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 4, T. 24 S., R. 32 W., Well (171) finished at 120 feet. (Authority, L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits
Clay and fine sand3737
Sand and gravel340
Sand rock and gyp848
Gravel and gyp755
Gyp1065
Sand rock and layers of clay1580
Gravel1595
Rock297
Clay3100

41. Log of city well (208) at Garden City, Kansas, SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 17, T. 24 S., R. 32 W. (Log furnished by J.A. Roby, city engineer.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil, black77
Sand3037
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay1451
Sand2576
Clay480
Gyp rock, soft282
Clay1294
Sand rock, hard498
Sand, coarse2100
Sand rock, hard4104
Clay6110
Sand rock, hard3113
Sand and gravel6119
Sand, fine2121
Sand rock2123
Sand18141
Clay, tough9150
Sand12162
Clay1163
Sand55218
Clay2220
Sand38258
Sand rock4262
Sand2264
Rock, gravel, and clay35299

42. Log of well (222) of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway at Garden City, Kansas, SW 1/4 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 18, T. 24 S., R. 32 W. (Authority, L.D. Courtney, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Loam88
Sand and gravel4452
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay, yellow759
Sand and gravel2988
Clay, yellow997
Sand and gravel, red25122
Clay1123
Sand, fine8131
Clay, yellow7138
Sand, black7145
Sand, water hearing10155
Clay1156
Quicksand, water bearing29185
Sand, coarse, and gravel17202

43. Log of test hole of E.F. Renick, 100 feet north of pumphouse in the SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 22, T. 24 S., R. 32. W. Battery of five wells (237) finished at from 40 to 50 feet. (Authority, Ray Stevenson, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Loam, sandy, silty44
Sand, fine48
Sand, coarse1018
Gravel624
Sand and a little clay1236
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala (?) formation
Rock (cemented sand)440
Gravel7.547.5
Rock, soft and hard7.555
Sand rock, fine, soft, cemented1166
Clay, yellow198.5
Clay, fine sandy1297
Sand, gravel, and cemented sand, interbedded8105

44. Log of test hole of H.L. Frye at the NW corner SE 1/4 sec. 4, T. 24 S., R. 33 W. Battery of three wells (249) finished at 90 feet. (Authority, L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil1010
Sand, fine414
Gravel1933
Rock134
Gravel135
Clay and gravel237
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay with little sand1350
Quicksand1161
Sand, medium3495
Clay196
Gravel6102
Clay9111

45. Log of test hole of D.E. Hate at the SW corner NW 1/4 sec. 4, T. 24 S., R. 33 W. (Authority. L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil1010
Sand, fine212
Gravel2032
Rock, loose133
Gravel235
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay, sandy1247
Sand, fine350
Sand and clay3686
Clay995
Clay, sandy56151

46. Log of test hole of E.L. McCoy in the NE 1/4 sec. 6, T. 24 S., R. 33 W. Well (254) finished at 285 feet. (Authority, C. Rogers, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil and clay1111
Sand and gravel2435
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay237
Sand2158
Clay1775
Gyp rock479
Clay29108
Sand2110
Clay, sandy18128
Sand, good10138
Clay, sandy23161
Sand, coarse7168
Clay, joint4172
Sand2174
Rock1175
Sand3178
Clay4182
Sand, coarse17199
Pack sand12211
Sand, coarse4215

47. Log of well of E. Gardner in the SE 1/4 sec. 10, T. 24 S., R. 33 W. (Authority, L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Loam, sandy, silty55
Sand, fine510
Gravel, coarse, and sand3545
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay, sandy2570
Sand, coarse, and a little clay1080
Sand, coarse1797
Clay13110

48. Log of test hole of George Potter in the SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 3, T. 24 S., R. 34 W. Battery of six wells (338) finished at from 37 to 50 feet. Surface altitude, 2,911 feet. (Authority, L.M. Waddell, driller.) Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Alluvium
Soil1010
Sand, fine111
Gravel1627
Undifferentiated Pleistocene deposits and Ogallala formation
Clay1138
Sand and gravel1048
Sand and clay, interbedded2876
Sand, fine to coarse2197
Clay6103
Gravel with clay balls6109
Clay3112
Gravel with clay balls12124
Clay7131
Clay and gravel6137
Gravel1138
Clay3141

Wells 1-12 || Wells 13-24 || Wells 25-36 || Wells 37-48 || Wells 49-60

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