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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. 27 S., R. 21 W.
339 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 2 Warner Jochems Dr 28.8 22 OB Sand and gravel Alluvium VC, T I Top of casing, north side +0.9 2283.1 9.59 11/3/38 Reported yield 600; observation well
340 NE corner sec. 7 School District Dr 62.2 4.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of casing, southeast side +0.4 2356.2 50.96 8/11/39 School well
341 NE corner sec. 10 A.P. Hyer Dr 15.3 22 OB Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of wooden cover 0.4 foot above top of casing .0 2285.8 7.51 8/12/39 Water supply not sufficient for operating pump at full capacity
342 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 20 T.L. Miler Dr 57.6 6, 4 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of wooden platform resting on oil-barrel curb +0.7 2362.6 35.54 8/11/39  
343 SE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 30 J.L. Burgan Dr 22.1 6 T Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W S Top edge of round pump base, east side +0.7 2338.2 17.04 8/12/39  
T. 27 S., R. 22 W.
344 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 5 O.G. Bartlett Dr 37.1 5.5 GI Gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, W D, S Top of casing, west side +0.2 2391.9 23.92 7/29/39  
345 NE corner SE 1/4 sec. 10 Mrs. G.W. Avery Dr 39.9 5.5 GI Gravel Ogallala N N Top of casing, east side +1.0 2412.5 38.68 10/15/38 Unused domestic well
346 SW corner sec. 10 Mrs. I.M. Dawson Dr 38.9 2 GP Gravel Ogallala N N Top of 2-inch pipe +0.1 2414.2 20.57 10/15/38 Unused domestic tubular well; depth to water level is questionable
347 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 14 E. Konda Dr 56.3 4.5 GI Gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, H N Top of casing, west side +1.0 2404.4 39.16 7/29/39 Unused stock well
348 NE corner NW 1/4 sec. 16 Lincoln School Dist. No. 67 Dr 59.3 4.5 I Gravel and/or sandstone Ogallala and/or Dakota Cy, H D Top of casing, west side +0.5 2417.5 43.16 7/29/39 School well
349 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 24 I.L. Plattner Dr 88.2 4.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, W D, S Top of casing, south side +0.3 2414.6 51.49 7/29/39 Reported depth 180 feet
350 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 27 W.H. Cook Dr 78.9 5.5 GI Sandstone Dakota Cy, H D Top of casing, northwest side +1.1 2417.3 46.96 7/29/39  
351 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 33 Geo. Molitor Du 14.4 22 OB Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W D Top of casing, east side +1.2 2368.4 13.97 10/8/39  
T. 27 S., R. 23 W.
352 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 H. Gum et al. Dr 114.9 5.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of wooden board under pump base .0 2454.1 70.11 5/6/39 Unused domestic and stock well; water contains considerable fluoride, see analysis
353 SW corner sec. 5 H.J. Vogel Du 88.4 40 N Gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of wooden plank under pump base +1.0 2514.8 83.83 4/15/39  
354 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 8 A.B. Fisher Dr 19.2 16 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of round concrete-block curb, west side .0 2415.9 9.68 4/15/39 Battery of 5 shallow wells, first well south of pumphouse measured
355 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 10 J.H. English Dr 59.8 5 T Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +0.2 2465.2 56.43 8/11/39 Unused domestic well
356 SW corner NW 1/4 sec. 12 Geo. Molitor Dr 16 4.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, north side -0.8 2448.4 9.87 8/11/39  
357 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 16 C. Van Riper Dr 23 20 CR Sand and gravel Alluvium C, E I Top of casing in pump pit, south side -4.9 2399.7 5.57 11/3/38 Middle well of a battery of 3 similar wells; reported yield 900; water hard and contains considerable iron; see analysis
358 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 16 G.D. Cochran Dr 20.5 20 CR Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of round concrete cover resting on curb +0.5 2404 10.16 10/20/38 North well of a battery of 3 similar wells; reported yield 900, drawdown 5; observation well
359 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 18 P.H. Young Dr 25.4 20 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of round concrete-block curb, north side .0 2424.1 10.44 8/3/39 Reported yield 300
360 SW corner sec. 20 School Dist. No. 37 Dr 57 4 I Gravel Ogallala Cy, H D Top of casing, west side +0.8 2477.7 56.26 10/8/38 School well
361 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 23 G.D. Cochran Dr 19.1 20 CR Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of square concrete curb, south side .0 2392.3 7.85 10/26/38 Battery of 6 shallow wells: first well south of pumphouse measured: reported yield 800; temperature 62 deg. F.; observation well
362 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 33 Dorothy Thomas Dr 96.7 5.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, east side +0.3 2489.2 78.22 7/20/39 Unused domestic well
T. 27 S., R. 24 W.
363 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 1 E.R. and L.E. Robertson Dr 33.7 12 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, west side +1.5 2455.8 29.85 11/8/38 Unused stock well
364 NW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 2 Karl Miller Dr 21.6 16 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium N N Brass plate at edge of square hole in 4-foot wooden platform +0.4 2448.7 11.17 10/10/38 Unused battery of 8 shallow irrigation wells; pump removed; third well north of pumphouse measured; observation well
365 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 3 Kansas Soldiers' Home, Ft. Dodge Dr 150 12 I Gravel Ogallala T, E I           Reported yield 800
366 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 Kansas Soldiers' Home, Ft. Dodge Dr 153 24, 12 I Gravel Ogallala T, E I           Reported yield 400; gravel packed
367 NW corner SE 1/4 sec. 3 Kansas Soldiers' Home, Ft. Dodge Dr 150 12 I Gravel Ogallala T, E P           Supplies Ft. Dodge homes, power plant, and ice plant; reported yield 300
368 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 4 Kansas Power Co. Dr 152 24 I Gravel Ogallala N N           Unused industrial well
369 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 5 Kansas Power Co. Dr 152 24 I Gravel Ogallala T, E In           Measured yield 1,475, drawdown 68; used for cooling condensers; temperature 57 deg. F.
370 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 6 Kansas Power Co. Dr 152 24 I Gravel Ogallala T, E In           Measured yield 1,740, drawdown 62; used for cooling condensers
371 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 7 Kansas Power Co. Dr 152 24 I Gravel Ogallala T, E In           Measured yield 1,730, drawdown 57; used for cooling condensers
372 SW corner NW 1/4 sec. 5 T.F. Garner Dr 11.7 4.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +0.4 2461.3 8.24 6/9/39 Unused stock well
373 NW corner sec. 9 Ernest C. Martin Dr 38.5 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G S Top of casing, north side +0.7 2464 11.45 6/9/39 Used for filling silo
374 NW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 10 Ernest C. Martin Dr 26.5 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium and/or Ogallala Cy, W S Top of 2 by 2 nailed to wooden pipe clamp +0.5 2462.9 21.77 6/9/39  
375 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 12 Vic Carson Dr 15.5 16 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of oil-barrel curb, east side -0.5 2424.7 4.75 10/26/38 North well of a battery of 2 similar wells; reported yield 500
376 NW corner sec. 17 Hiram Burr Dr 51.7 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium and/or Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, south side +2.3 2503.3 42.3 6/10/39  
377 NW corner sec. 19 L.E. Pendleton Dr 90.4 5.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of casing, south side +0.6 2548.4 82.36 6/10/39 Unused domestic and stock well
378 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 30 T. Hartman Dr 110.8 5.5 GI Gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of 3-inch hole in disc base plate +0.2 2551.4 93.31 6/10/39 Unused domestic and stock well
379 NE corner SE 1/4 sec. 35 Mrs. Stella Barngrover Dr 97.8 4.5 I Gravel Rexroad N N Top of casing, west side -3.0 2505.6 74.38 5/4/39 Well abandoned and pit filled with earth
T. 27 S., R. 25 W.
380 NW corner sec. 2 Otis Beeson Dr 24.8 15 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of square concrete curb, south side +0.3 2492.8 16.1 10/24/38 South well of a battery of 3 similar wells; installed in 1908; reported yield 300
381 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 W.S. Tackley Dr 23.3 14 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, E I Top of board cover, north side +1.0   13.07 11/30/38 Reported yield 375
382 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 Chas. Beall Dr 25 12 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I           Reported yield 250
383 SW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 Silas Potter Dr       Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I           Reported yield 250
384 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 Chas. Beall Dr 29.4 12 TW Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of iron brace on auto frame, north side. +1.6 2497.7 17.37 12/1/38 Reported yield 300
385 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 S.G. Joy Dr 25 22 OB Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of oil-barrel casing, east side -5.5   8.92 11/30/38 Reported yield 250
386 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 H. Kruger Dr   20 CR Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I           Reported yield 200
387 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 3 Carl Williams Dr   14   Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I           Reported yield 250
388 NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 3 Dr. C.L. Willis Dr 28 15 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, E I Top of casing, east side -9.5   3.05 11/30/38 Reported yield 300
389 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 3 Clyde Burk Dr 47.3 19 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I Top of round concrete curb, northwest side -1.0 2509.2 24.69 11/4/38 Reported yield 700, drawdown 12 after 40 hours
390 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 4 Clarence Aten Dr 57 48 TW Sand and gravel Alluvium C, G I     2512.3 20 +/-   Reported yield 950, drawdown 13 1/2
391 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 4 Hanson Widup Dr 65 20 BS Sand and gravel Alluvium VC, T I       37 +/-   Water level could not be measured: reported yield 800
392 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 8 S.W. Aten Dr 35.3 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium Cy, W S Top of casing, north side +0.6 2513.9 25.07 5/25/39  
393 NW 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 10 Ralph Williams Dr 94.1 40, 16 OW Sand and gravel Alluvium and Ogallala T, T I Top of channel-iron sill under pump, east side +0.7 2540.1 62.22 10/14/38 Measured yield 765, drawdown 15 (8)
394 NE corner sec. 15 F.S. Lorimor Dr 93.6 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, east side +0.3 2560.8 82.29 6/3/39  
395 SW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 21 Floyd Massey Dr 110.7 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of small brass plate on wooden pipe-clamp +0.8   107.15 6/3/39 Seldom used
396 NE corner sec. 27 A. Gerdes Dr 91.8 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, north side +0.4 2567.2 90.99 6/3/39  
397 SW corner sec. 30 Roth and Wagner Dr 170 4 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, G N Top of casing, northeast side +1.6 2670.1 158.57 5/25/39 Unused domestic and stock well
T. 27 S., R. 26 W.
398 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 1 Mrs. R.E. Pennington Dr 86.1 20 OW Sand and gravel Alluvium and/or Ogallala T, T I Top of casing, south side +1.5 2567.4 56.13 10/24/38 Reported yield 750; observation well until February, 1939
399 NE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 1 Mrs. R.E. Pennington Dr 66.8 6 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium and/or Ogallala N N Top of casing, north side +0.3   55.92 10/24/38 Unused stock well 28 feet south of well 398; observation well beginning in May, 1939
400 NW 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 2 Erwin Streiff Dr 72 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Alluvium and/or Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of square opening to concrete pit +1.0 2589.8 63.85 5/23/39  
401 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 6 W.S. Johnson Dr 118.9 6, 5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of 5-inch reducer in 6-inch casing +0.5 2650.1 96.01 10/4/38 Unused irrigation well formerly pumped with windmill; observation well
402 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 6 W.S. Johnson DD 123 32, 15 C and GI Sand and gravel Ogallala T, G I Top of channel-iron sill under pumphead +1.0 2649.5 95.5 10/22/38 Measured yield 240, drawdown 22.9 (8)
403 SE 1/4 NE 1/4 sec. 7 John E. Wagner Dr 126.9 16 BS Sand and gravel Ogallala T, G I Top of casing, southwest side +0.4 2655.6 103.68 10/14/38 Measured yield 360, drawdown 22 (8); observation well
404 NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 10 Otto Streiff Dr 107 4 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W, G D, S Top of square opening to pump pit +1.0 2619.6 88.76 5/23/29  
405 NW corner sec. 17 A.C. Diers Dr 130.9 4.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, southwest side +0.8 2672.1 121.91 5/22/39  
406 SE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 21 F. and E. Blume Dr 147.5 3.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala N N Top of casing, west side +1.0 2672.4 131.05 11/1/38 Unused domestic well; observation well until May 2, 1939
407 NE corner NW 1/4 sec. 23 M. Kiler, et al. Dr 146.9 4.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W N Top of tin-can cover on casing +0.5 2667.2 145.28 5/23/39 Unused domestic and stock well
408 NE 1/4 NW 1/4 sec. 29 E.E. Groves Dr 153.7 4.5 I Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W D, S Top of casing, north side +0.2 2700 146.66 5/27/39  
409 NW corner sec. 34 Eli Shrock Dr 164.6 5.5 GI Sand and gravel Ogallala Cy, W S Top of casing, south side +0.6 2679.4 150.12 5/27/39  
T. 27 S., R. 27 W. (9)
410 SW 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 23 Arthur Slocum Dr 200 16 I Sand and gravel Ogallala T, G I Top of projection on pumphead holding air pipe line +1.4 2727.2 166.76 10/4/38 Reported yield 800, drawdown 20
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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