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Records of Typical Wells

On the following pages are tabulated the information obtained in regard to water wells in Ford County (table 15). The numbers in the first column correspond to the well numbers on the maps (plates 2 and 3) and in the table of analyses (table 14). The wells 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. Depths of wells and water levels that were reported rather than measured are given only to the nearest foot. Depths of wells not classed as "reported" are given to the nearest 0.1 foot below the measuring point described in the table, and measured water levels are given to the nearest 0.01 foot. Records are included of a few wells in adjoining counties.

T. 24 S. || T. 25 S. || T. 26 S. || T. 27 S. || T. 28 S. || T. 29 S. || T. 30 S.

Table 15--Records of typical wells in Ford County, Kansas, continued.

No. on plate 2 and plate 3 Location Owner or tenant Type of well (1) Depth of well (2) (feet) Diameter of well (in.) Type of casing (3) Principal water-bearing bed Method of lift (4) Use of water (5) Measuring point Depth to water level below measuring point (feet) Date of measurement Remarks (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic horizon Description Height above (+) or below (-) land surface (feet) Height above sea level
T. 25 S., R. 21 W.
8 SE corner sec. 1 W.O. Sand Dr 53.2 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H S Top of casing, west side +0.8 2281.5 43.81 4/19/39 Used occasionally
9 NE corner SE 1/4 sec. 4 Everett Decker Dr 46.4 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, H S Top of plank under pump base +1.1 2302.1 38.2 4/19/39  
10 NW corner sec. 11 G. Stegman Dr 45.8 6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, east side +0.2 2295 34.2 10/13/38 Unused well at old church site
11 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 11 J.J. Burghardt Dr 88.05 6 GI Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, W N Top of casing, west aide +1.0 2312.3 47.05 10/13/38 Unused stock well; reported depth, 116 feet; observation well
12 NE corner NW 1/4 sec. 15 J.J. Burghardt Dr 55.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +1.0 2309.9 42.78 4/13/39 Unused domestic well
13 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 16 Chas. E. Way Dr 30.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, west side +0.7 2322.3 28.84 4/13/39 Unused domestic well; total depth not known, casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
14 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec 18 R.C. Sturgeon Dr 101.2 6 GI Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, W N Top of casing, east side +1.0 2354.3 49.8 10/20/38 Unused stock well; observation well
15 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 21 Lulu Winter Dr 120 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W, G S Top of 5 1/2-inch hole in concrete platform +0.6 2349.9 65.01 4/19/39  
16 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 23 John Stegman Dr 42.3 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota N N Top of casing, east side +0.3 2294.5 41.5 4/6/39 Unused domestic well
17 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 24 F.W. Weiss Dr 58.7 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, south side +0.7 2287.6 44.08 4/13/39  
18 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 25 Wm. Herrman Dr 107.9 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W S Top of casing, north side +0.9 2277.1 34.49 4/6/39 Reported depth, 130 feet
19 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 27 W.C. Kasselmann Dr 113.5 6 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, N N Top of casing, east side +1.0 2317.5 48.91 4/6/39 Unused stock well
20 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 32 Wm. C. Schmehr Du 14.6 48 R Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of wooden platform +0.6 2361.8 13.1 4/13/39  
21 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 32 Wm. Kasselmann Dr 41.6 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, N N Top of casing, west aide +1.2 2337 34.87 4/13/39 Unused stock well
22 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 35 Leo R. Krumrey Dr 155 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W D, S Top of casing in pit -4.7 2294.8 45.45 4/6/39  
23 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 35 Leo R. Krumrey Dr 69.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, H S Top of casing .0 2297.7 48.37 4/7/39 Reported depth, 85 feet
T. 25 S., R. 22 W.
24 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 1 Rosa Demuth Du 46.4 36 R Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, N N Top of small square hole in platform +0.5 2386.6 44.7 4/5/39 Unused domestic and stock well
25 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 2 C.K. Thomas Dr 91.1 6 N Sandstone Dakota N N Land surface, edge of 6-inch hole .0 2388 41.26 4/14/39 Irrigation test; originally drilled to depth of 153 feet
26 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 7 G. Klein Dr 80.9 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, H N Top of casing, north side +0.5 2437.9 60.06 4/20/39 Unused domestic well
27 SW corner NW 1/4 sec. 10 J.A. Herron Dr   6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, west side +0.7 2417.5 59.56 10/12/38 Unused domestic and stock well
28 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 10 Andrew Hornung Dr 50.2 4 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, west side +0.3 2398.6 39.91 4/8/39  
29 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 13 R.C. Sturgeon Dr 87.7 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, N N Top of casing, west side +1.0 2376.9 44.91 4/13/39 Unused domestic and stock well
30 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 14 I. Strecker Du 66.6 24 R Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of 2-inch hole in platform +1.0 2410.6 55.75 4/13/39 Unused domestic well
31 NE corner sec. 20 Mary Arends Dr 86.4 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of casing, southeast side +0.3 2438.2 66.26 4/20/39 Cemetery well
32 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 24 M.T. Keith Dr 156 5.5-4.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W D, S Top of casing, east side +0.7 2398.3 77.92 4/25/39 Water contains considerable fluoride, see analysis
33 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 24 Theo. Buxe Du 50.1 48 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala B, H D Top of wooden box above platform +2.6 2397.6 47.04 4/19/39  
34 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 29 A.T. & S.F. Ry. Dr 166.5 10 I Sandstone Dakota N N Top of concrete floor +0.5 2459.6 86.49 4/5/39 Unused railroad well; originally drilled to depth of 389 ft. and later plugged to present depth; observation well
35 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 29 City of Spearville Dr 104 12 BS Gravel Ogallala T, E P       85 +/-   Located just north of railroad tracks; reported yield 50, drawdown 18; bottom of well is in blue shale
36 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 29 City of Spearville DD 97.6 48-24 R, GI Gravel Ogallala T, E P       90 +/-   Located under the elevated tank; reported yield 47, drawdown 6 +/-; bottom of well is in blue shale
37 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 29 City of Spearville Du 86.5 120 C Gravel Ogallala T, E P       75 +/-   Put down in 1935 by PWA; curbed with concrete blocks, gravel walled between depths of 75 and 86.5 ft. reported yield 50, drawdown 9 +/-
38 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 32 Will Bosman Dr 80 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, west side +1.8 2451.2 67.12 4/21/39 Seldom used
T. 25. S., R. 23 W.
39 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 2 Conrad J. Fox Dr 124.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota N N Top of casing, south side +1.3 2418.2 37.95 4/20/39 Unused stock well
40 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 7 C.W. Cobb Dr 37.7 6 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W N Top of casing, west side +0.95 2347 30.96 12/12/38 Unused stock well
41 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 10 Willis B. Warner Dr 56.3 4 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of casing, east side +0.5 2419.7 54.28 4/20/39 Unused domestic well
42 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 16 Willis B. Warner Du 47.9 48 N Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of 2-ft. square hole in platform +1.0 2429.5 44.51 10/12/38 Unused domestic and stock well
43 NE corner sec. 18 School Dist. No. 5 Dr 43.6 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, H D Top of triangular wooden curb +0.3 2423.4 39.47 4/29/39 School well; water contains considerable fluoride, see analysis
44 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 19 Phoenix Bank Dr 70.6 4.5 I Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, N N Top of casing, west side +1.3 2458.2 57.37 4/29/39 Unused domestic well
45 SE corner sec. 20 E.G. Hain Du 61 48 R Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of 18-inch square hole in concrete platform +1.5 2445.6 56.68 4/25/39  
46 SE corner SW 1/4 sec. 24 Albert Burghart Dr 89.7 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W D, S Top of casing, east side +1.0 2460.2 71.85 4/25/39 Reported depth 97 ft. casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
47 NE corner sec. 34 School District Dr 76.2 4 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of casing, north side .0 2469.4 68.78 4/25/39 School well; total depth not knows, casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
T. 25 S., R. 24 W.
48 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 7 Robt. M. Roth Dr 135.8 4.5 I Sandstone Dakota N N Top of casing, west side +2.6 2478 80.39 4/27/39 Unused stock well
49 NE corner sec. 9 J.H. Hessman Dr 25.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or limestone Ogallala and/or Greenhorn. Cy, W S Top of 2 by 2 wooden clamp +0.1 2385.7 22.86 4/29/39 Total depth not known, casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
50 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 11 Ed. Sayre Dr 90.5 16 GI Sandstone Dakota N N Top of casing, south side +0.5 2363 15.82 10/5/38 Formerly used for irrigation; originally drilled to depth of 240 feet; casing now collapsed at depth of 90.1 feet; observation well
51 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 11 J.E. Sayre Dr 37.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W D, S Top of casing, northeast side +0.1   24.34 6/5/39  
52 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 13 W.J. Holliday et al. Dr 41.3 4 I Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +3.0 2388.7 24.25 11/8/38 Unused stock well
53 SW corner sec. 14 A. Schauf Dr 71.9 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota N N Top of 5 1/2-inch hole in concrete platform +1.0 2474 69.55 4/29/39 Unused domestic and stock well
54 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 16 Mrs. Geo. Preston Dr 50.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or limestone Ogallala and/or Greenhorn Cy, W S Top of casing, south side +1.0 2481.3 35.82 4/29/39 Total depth not known; casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
55 SW corner sec. 21 Bell Center School District Dr 39.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or limestone Ogallala and/or Greenhorn Cy, H D Top of casing, south side +0.2 2483.6 24.51 4/29/39 School well, water is harder than average, see analysis
56 SW corner SE 1/4 sec. 21 Mrs. Geo. Preston Dr 13.3 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, west side +0.9 2445.8 3.15 4/29/39  
57 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 25 A. Winters Dr 55.9 4 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +1.6 2465.3 48.48 11/8/38 Unused domestic well
58 NE corner NW 1/4 sec. 26 School District Dr 58 4.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of casing, north side +0.9 2487.8 51.29 4/29/39 Unused domestic well
59 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 28 L.W. Devoe Du 23.3 5.5 GI Sand and white shale Alluvium and/or Greenhorn Cy, H S Top of casing, west side +1.3 2462.4 18.54 4/27/39 School well; not in use in 1939; water contains fluoride, see analysis
60 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 31 Mrs. Mary Taylor Dr 30.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of 3 by 3 pipe clamp, north side +0.4 2502.1 13.33 4/27/39 Used some for irrigation
T. 25 S., R. 25 W.
61 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 4 H.B. Wood Dr 41.6 5.5 GI Limestone Greenhorn Cy ,W N Top of 3 by 3 pipe clamp, south side +1.2 2510.5 33.07 5/13/39 Unused stock well; total depth not known, casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
62 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 5 Chas. Ravenkamp Dr 52.6 5.5 GI Limestone Greenhorn Cy, W D, S Top of casing, north side +0.4 2541.3 26.08 5/13/39 Reported depth 58 feet
63 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 7 A.F. Cook Dr 81.9 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of 7-inch iron form in platform +0.5 2599.8 63.49 5/13/39 Unused domestic and stock well
64 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 8 Jeff Anders Dr 175.8 4.5 I Limestone and/or sandstone Greenhorn and/or Dakota Cy, W N Top of casing in pit west side -3.0 2577.3 150.58 5/13/38 Unused domestic and stock well
65 SW corner sec. 10 School Dist. No. 36 Dr 173.1 4.5 I Limestone and/or sandstone Greenhorn and/or Dakota Cy, H D Top of casing, north side +0.4 2545.3 104.91 5/9/39 School well; water contains considerable fluoride, see analysis
66 SW corner SE 1/4 sec. 13 Federal Land Bank Dr 233.2 4.5 I Sandstone Dakota Cy, N N Top of casing, east side +1.0 2570.2 153.21 4/27/39 Unused domestic and stock well
67 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 14. M.A. Rummel et al. Dr 161.1 6 GI Limestone and/or sandstone Greenhorn and/or Dakota N N Top of casing, southwest side +0.5 2540.2 104.25 4/27/39 Unused stock well
68 NE corner NW 1/4 sec. 20 E.R. Snyder Dr 65.4 4.5 I Sand and gravel and/or limestone Ogallala and/or Greenhorn Cy, W S Top of casing, west side +2.9 2582.7 54.42 5/13/39  
69 SW corner sec. 21 Chas. C. Dirks Dr 55.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of 18-inch form-disc cover plate +0.8 2568.1 41.06 5/13/39 Unused domestic and stock well
70 NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 25 M.R. Zimmer Dr 63.7 7 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, north side +0.2 2551.8 60.11 4/27/39 Unused domestic and stock well
71 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 26 Wm. Meng Dr 61.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel and/or limestone Ogallala and/or Greenhorn N N Land surface .0 2559 55.09 5/11/39 Unused stock well; top of casing 3 feet below land surface
72 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 29 D.W. Snyder Dr 77.3 5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S, I Top of triangular casting +0.6 2604.8 71.22 5/13/39 Total depth not known, casing obstructed by cylinder at depth given
73 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 30 John Drewes Dr 48.1 15, 12 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of round 15-inch form in concrete curb +1.0 2561.4 21.95 10/11/38 Not yet equipped with irrigation pump
74 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 31 M.R. Zimmer Dr 130.3 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, north side +1.7 2616.7 85.32 5/13/39 Unused stock well
75 SE corner sec. 32 V. Ousley Dr 93.4 4 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, east side +0.9 2603.5 77.35 5/11/39  
T. 25 S., R. 26 W.
76 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 4 Henry J. Katz Dr 100.2 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H D, S Top of casing, south side +0.5 2638.9 68.58 5/17/39 Occasionally used
77 SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 5 C.L. Deford Dr 100.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, west side +0.3 2652.2 72.7 5/18/39  
78 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 6 Gray Co. State Bk. Du 24.3 6 W Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of brass M.P. plate in curb .0 2609.8 19.3 10/11/38 Unused domestic and stock well; hole is square
79 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 8 School Dist. No. 18 Dr 123.1 5.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, H D Top of casing, west side +0.2 2665.5 92.27 5/19/39 School well; water contains considerable fluoride, see analysis
80 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 11 B. Webb Dr 80.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of casing, south side +0.2 2607.9 64.69 5/16/39 Unused domestic well
81 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 15 J. Feist Dr 101.9 4.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of 6-inch hole in concrete base +0.8 2621.9 72.46 5/16/39 Unused domestic and stock well
82 SE corner NE 1/4 sec. 21 Jos. Schuette Dr 103.8 4.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, H N Top of casing, south side +0.3 2639.1 78.45 5/17/39 Unused stock well
83 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 24 J. Weiss Dr 94.6 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of 5 1/2-inch hole in concrete platform. +0.3 2621.6 78.24 5/17/39 Unused domestic and stock well
84 NW corner SW 1/4 sec. 24 John Drewes DD 74.3 5.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W I Top of casing, east side +0.5 2614.3 68.28 10/11/38 Occasionally used; reported depth 80 feet; observation well
85 SW corner sec. 25 Ray Stein Dr 76.1 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, west side +0.8 2613.1 66.77 5/17/39  
86 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 27 W.A. Layton Dr 62.4 6 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +1.2 2610.5 55.11 5/16/39 Unused domestic and stock well
87 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 31 H.J. Hessman Dr 110.2 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, south side +0.7 2679.5 108.03 5/19/39  
88 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 32 C.M.H. Johnson Dr 109.1 4 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, H D Top of casing, east side +0.5 2656.1 96.97 10/11/38  
1. DD, dug and drilled; Dr, drilled; Du, dug
2. Reported depths below the land surface are given in feet; measured depths are given in feet and tenths below measuring points
3. B, brick; BS, boiler steel; C, concrete; CR, concrete rings; GI, galvanized iron; GP, galvanized pipe; I, iron; OB, oil barrels; OW, oil well; R, rock; T, tile; TW, tractor wheels; W, wood; WI, wrought iron
4. Method of lift: A, air lift; C, horizontal centrifugal; Cy, cylinder; F, natural flow; GL, gas lift; N, none; P, plunger type; Pr, pressure; R, removed; T, turbine; VC, vertical centrifugal
5. A, air-conditioning; D, domestic; I, irrigation; In., industrial (other than cooling of air-conditioning); N, none; P, public supply; S, stock
6. Situated in Hodgeman County
7. Situated in Edwards County
8. Pumping test conducted and results furnished by the Division of Water Resources, Kansas State Board of Agriculture
9. Water level in feet above measuring point
10. Situated in Gray County
11. Situated in Clark County
12. Situated in Meade County

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