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Records of Wells and Springs

Information pertaining to 123 water wells and springs in Miami County is given in Table 5. Measured depths to water are given to the nearest 0.1 foot, whereas depths reported by the owner, tenant, or driller are given only to the nearest foot. Similarly, measured depths of wells are given to the nearest 0.1 foot and reported depths only to the nearest 1.0 foot.

Table 5--Records of wells and springs in Miami County, Kansas.

Well number (1) Owner or tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principle water-bearing unit Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (7) Date of measurement Altitude of land surface, feet (8) Remarks (Yield given in gallons per minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic source
15-21-23dcd Robert H. Warren Du 28.6 36 R Shale Weston Shale Member of Stranger Formation Cy, H N 7.8 7/18/60 +/- 1,032 Reported inadequate in dry years
15-21-25add Oliver Neis Du 21.2 48 R Limestone, shale Stanton Limestone J, E D, S 18.9 7/18/60 +/- 1,031 Reported inadequate in dry years
15-21-25ddd E.W. Otto Du 20.2 36 R Sandy shale Vilas Shale N N 12.8 7/18/60 +/- 990  
15-21-35abb (9) J.E. Owing Du 23.2 36 R Limestone, shale Stanton Limestone C, E D 14.6 7/18/60 +/- 991 Reported inadequate in dry years
15-22-22abd Glenn Peer Du 32.4 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone C, E D 26.8 7/18/62 +/- 1,025 Reported good well
15-22-26cdc Jay DeTar Du 12 36 R Shale Lane Shale J, E D 3.3 2/16/61 +/- 945  
15-22-28bbb R.M. Otis Du 28.7 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone Cy, W D, S 3.8 7/19/60 +/- 1,030 Reported adequate well
15-22-31aab Alex Murdock Du 31 48 R Limestone, shale Bonner Springs Shale and Wyandotte Limestone Cy, W D 3.6 7/18/60 +/- 960  
15-22-33bbb (9) Robert McDaniels Du 49.2 108 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 42.5 7/18/60 +/- 960 Water from base of limestone at shale contact
15-23-20ddd Harold Hansen Du 24.3 36 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone N N 13.5 7/18/61 +/- 970  
15-23-26bda Claude Leavell Du 24.6 48 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone J, E D 21.5 8/2/60 +/- 1,041  
15-23-29cba Elmer Moll Du 17.3 48 R Limestone, shale Plattsburg Limestone and Bonner Springs Shale J, E D 9.0 2/16/61 +/- 970 Spring at base of Plattsburg Limestone flows into well
15-23-31caa Robert Osborn Du 23.0 36 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone N N 10.6 7/18/62 +/- 991  
15-23-34bbb (9) H.G. Vochatzer Du 18.5 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone J, E D 8.9 7/18/62 +/- 1,064  
15-24-21aad W.D. Pascal Du 23.0 36 R Limestone Stanton Limestone Cy, H D 15.7 7/18/62 +/- 1,080  
15-24-26bcc Ella Heflebower Du 25.1 36 R Limestone Stanton Limestone J, E D 20.0 8/2/60 +/- 1,115  
15-24-29bcc Lloyd Barkus Du 47 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, W D 8.5 8/2/60 +/- 960  
15-25-20ccd Ida Seck Du 23.5 48 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone Cy, H D, S 4.4 8/3/60 +/- 1,070  
15-25-27cba Harold Beuser Du 28.2 48 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone Cy, H D, S 21.7 8/3/60 +/- 1,065  
15-25-31ddd William Seuferling Dr 100+ 8 S     N N 45.1 8/3/60 +/- 1,100 Water reported to be poor quality
Well number (1) Owner or tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principle water-bearing unit Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (7) Date of measurement Altitude of land surface, feet (8) Remarks (Yield given in gallons per minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic source
16-21-1ccd Dale Burgoon Du 16.5 48 R Shale Stranger Formation Cy, H D 5.3 2/16/61 +/- 1,020 Water has a gassy odor
16-21-23aac (9) Elmer Sieg Du 15 48 R Limestone (?) Stanton Limestone J, E D 6.6 2/16/61 +/- 1,020  
16-21-36cdc C. Hamilton Du 35 48 R Limestone, sandstone (?) Stanton Limestone and Vilas Shale Cy, H S 20.5 2/15/61    
16-22-2dcb M.A. Bell Dr 180 8 S Limestone, shale Dennis Limestone N N 11.5 6/28/62 +/- 912 Water is poor quality
16-22-8aaa Charles Rodgers Du 21 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone J, E D, S 6.7 7/20/60 +/- 1,037 Reported adequate well (1 to 3 gpm)
16-22-15bbc (9) J.H. Bucklew Du 19.9 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, H D 13.3 7/20/60 +/- 951  
16-22-20bba Jack Morgan Du 16 72 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone J, E D 5.1 7/20/60 +/- 1,015  
16-22-23dcb Loyd Gates Du 18.5 48 R Shale Lane Shale Cy, H D, S 13.8 7/20/60 +/- 950 Reported inadequate in dry years
16-22-31aaa Basil Bourquin Du 25.5 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone Cy, H D 16.2 7/20/60    
16-22-34bca (9) Wilmer Rader Sp   48 C Limestone Stanton Limestone G D, S 2.9 7/20/60 +/- 1,050 Water from basal part of limestone
16-23-3dad Frank Yackle Du 11.7 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone N N 2.4 8/1/60 +/- 1,000 Water reported to be poor quality
16-23-7daa Lloyd White Du 24.2 48 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Wyandotte Limestone and Lane Shale (?) Cy, H D 10.6 8/1/60 +/- 990  
16-23-12cdd Roy Debrick Du 14.9 36 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 8.2 8/1/60 +/- 1,012  
16-23-19dba David Coble Du 21.6 48 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) J, E D 13.0 7/24/62 +/- 913  
16-23-21bbc Robert Cunningham Du 15 48 R Silt (?) and shale Colluvium (?) and Lane Shale Cy, H D 11.0 8/1/60 +/- 890  
16-23-23bdc Hugh Devine Du 12.4 80 R Limestone Iola Limestone Cy, H D, S 4.6 8/1/60 +/- 930  
16-23-25dbc (9) Dale Everhart Dr 86 8 S Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D, S 28.0 11/2/60 +/- 1,075  
16-23-28ddc (9) Herbert Walters Dr 135 8 S Black shale Dennis Limestone N N 8.8 11/2/60 +/- 930  
16-23-30ddc Fred Witt Du 45 48 R Limestone and sandstone Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale Cy, H N 20.2 8/1/60 +/- 911 Water reported to be poor quality
16-24-2bad Keith Dover Du 21.9 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone J, E D 11.6 7/18/62 +/- 1,054 1 to 2 gpm
16-24-4cad E. Var Swanson Du 10.9 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone Cy, H N 2.4 8/2/60 +/- 1,070 Water reported to be poor quality
16-24-6dcd Darrell Williams Du 18.1 48 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone Cy, H D, S 10.0 8/2/60 +/- 1,045  
16-24-10ddd Tom Redman Du 20 72 R Limestone Plattsburg Limestone N N 5.7 8/2/60 +/- 1,030  
16-24-17adb W.E. Nevius Du 29.3 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, W D, S 8.3 8/2/60 +/- 1,000 Water reported entering well at 17.0 ft. below land surface (approx. 1 gpm)
16-24-23aaa E.J. Cheney Du 35 72 R Limestone and shale (?) Wyandotte Limestone and Lane Shale (?) J, E D 26.3 7/19/62 +/- 1,029  
16-24-24ccd Cora Wortham Du 54.6 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, W D 31.4 8/2/60 +/- 1,080 Water enters well at 26.5 below land surface (1 gpm)
16-24-26bbb Steve Campbell Sp       Limestone Wyandotte Limestone N N   7/19/62 +/- 1,030 Water flowing from base of limestone (1 to 2 gpm)
16-24-29ddc (9) Miami County Du 20 144 R Limestone Iola and Wyandotte (?) limestones Cy, H   7.8 6/19/62 +/- 892  
16-24-30ddd Virlin Snouffer Du 28 38 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H D 10.4 8/2/60 +/- 950  
16-24-34dcb Wagstaff Cattle Co. Sp 5.6 40 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D, S 3.4 8/2/60 +/- 980 Water flowing from base of limestone (1 to 2 gpm)
16-25-7daa Estle Fipps Du 28.6 36 R Shale and limestone (?) Bonner Springs Shale and Wyandotte Limestone (?) Cy, H; J, E D, S 15.6 7/18/62 +/- 1,020  
16-25-11bab R.E. Courtney Du 17.3 36 R Sandstone (?) and limestone Chanute Shale (?) and Drum Limestone N N 8.7 8/3/60 +/- 990 Flowing spring short distance downslope from well (1 gpm)
16-25-15ddd Robert Schulz Du 42 36 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H D 25.3 8/3/60 +/- 1,004  
16-25-18ddd (9) Elmer Williams Dr 100 8 S     J, E D, S 13.2 7/18/60 +/- 1,064  
16-25-20bbb Barbara Renner Du 27.6 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, H D 20.5 8/3/60 +/- 1,064  
16-25-33aba Vernon Dunn Du 30.8 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 17.5 8/3/60 +/- 1,022  
Well number (1) Owner or tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principle water-bearing unit Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (7) Date of measurement Altitude of land surface, feet (8) Remarks (Yield given in gallons per minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic source
17-21-12bcc (9) John Beebe Du 22 48 R Limestone (?) Plattsburg Limestone (?) Cy, H N 8.4 2/15/61    
17-21-36bbc Elmer McKoon Du 26.3 48 R Sandy silt Alluvium and terrace deposits Cy, H D 23.4 2/15/61    
17-22-7aaa N.D. Straly Du 28 48 R Limestone Stanton Limestone J, E D 3.2 7/2/60   Reported to be adequate well (1 to 3 gpm)
17-22-14aad Frank McCaskey Du 16.8 48 R Limestone and shale (?) Plattsburg Limestone and Bonner Springs Shale (?) Cy, H N 4.5 7/20/60 +/- 1,072  
17-22-15aaa Everett Oyster Du 20.6 72 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone G S 2.5 7/24/62 +/- 1,000 2 gpm
17-22-16dcc John Whitaker Du 18.1 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone P, H D 16.0 7/20/60 +/- 1,010  
17-22-26ccc (9) Otto Robinson Dr 35 6 S Sand (?) and Limestone (?) Cherryvale Shale (?) N N 9.4 7/19/60 +/- 877  
17-22-29cdc E.R. Feebeck Du 43 36 R Sand (?) and Limestone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale B, H D 31.7 7/20/60    
17-23-6dda Matt Egidy Du 35.6 36 R Limestone (?) Iola Limestone (?) Cy, H S 19.4 7/22/60 +/- 922  
17-23-11daa Steven Russell Du 23.6 72 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) J, E D 5.6 7/19/62 +/- 903  
17-23-18add Earl Croan Du 26.6 48 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H D 21.3 7/22/60 +/- 912  
17-23-22bba H.L. Cramer Du 25 36 R Limestone and sandstone Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale P, H D 11.1 7/22/60 +/- 920  
17-23-24bbb Frank Vohs Du 21.8 36 R Sandstone Chanute Shale T, E S 14.2 7/22/60 +/- 945  
17-23-25cbc George Prothe Du 14.8 28 R Limestone (?) and sandstone Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale Cy, H D 11.7 7/22/60 +/- 954  
17-23-27bcc John H. Roman Du 18.6 36 R Limestone and shale (?) Drum Limestone and Cherryvale Shale (?) T, E D 11.2 7/22/60 +/- 860  
17-23-30daa Virgil Thomas Du 13.2 36 R Limestone (?) Iola Limestone (?) C, E D 8.3 7/25/60 +/- 950  
17-24-8cbc Floyd Bendorf Du 28.4 48 R Limestone and sandstone Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale Cy, H D, S 22.6 7/29/60 +/- 965 Water flowing into well 21.0 ft. below land surface (1/2 gpm)
17-24-11bba Robert Schmid Du 15.5 36 R Sandstone and shale Chanute Shale J, E D 4.2 7/29/60 +/- 961  
17-24-16aad Harvey Fort Du 30 48 R Sandstone and shale Chanute Shale Cy, H S 19.8 7/29/60 +/- 993  
17-24-20ccc (9) Jack Myers Dr 102 8 S     T, E D 49.3 7/24/62 +/- 1,075 Reported yield 1/2 gpm
17-24-24bcb Joe Fisnosky Du 21.8 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 17.5 7/29/60 +/- 1,101 Reported to be poor well
17-24-27cdd Charles Kohlenberg Sp 8.5 60 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 0.5 7/29/60 +/- 1,055 Spring is at base of limestone
17-25-6dbb George Stifter Du 31.2 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, H D 17.7 8/3/60 +/- 1,020  
17-25-7cdd (9) Austin Studdard Du 23.0 30 R Limestone and shale Wyandotte Limestone and Lane Shale N N 1.4 7/25/62 +/- 1,000 Reported to be spring fed
17-25-10aab Gene Wilson Du 40 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 27.8 8/3/60 +/- 1,156  
17-25-19aaa Centennial School Dist. Du 21.6 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone Cy, H D 16.2 8/3/60 +/- 1,090  
17-25-27aab Roy Arnett Dr 28.6 8 S Limestone Wyandotte Limestone N N 20.6 8/3/60 +/- 1,080 Well was plugged back from 578 ft. Water reported to be very poor quality
17-25-32bbc Helen Seachrest Du 23.7 72 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone J, E D 12.8 8/3/60 +/- 1,090  
Well number (1) Owner or tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principle water-bearing unit Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (7) Date of measurement Altitude of land surface, feet (8) Remarks (Yield given in gallons per minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic source
18-21-13baa (9) Donald Lash Du 38 48 R Limestone Iola Limestone N N 13.3 2/?/61   Reported to be poor well
18-21-35caa (9) Charles Hay, Jr. Dr 65 8 S Sandstone Chanute Shale N N 20.0 7/15/62    
18-21-36bdd Charles Hay, Sr. Dr 65 8 S Sandstone Chanute Shale J, E D, S        
18-21-36dbb Clifford Miller Dr 112 8 S Sandstone Chanute Shale J, E D 21.9 2/15/61   Reported to be adequate well (1 gpm)
18-22-8daa Ora Farin Du 34 48 R Sandstone (?) Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H D 12.9 7/26/60 +/- 960  
18-22-9cab Dale McDowell Dr 80 8 S Shale Cherryvale Shale N N       Plugged, log available
18-22-12acc John Rothwell Du 34 60 R Sandstone Chanute Shale J, E D 28.2 7/26/60    
18-22-17cbc Merle D. Stone Dr 59 8 S         42.0 9/20/61    
18-22-19ddd Elmer Smith Du 18 48 R Shale (?) Lane Shale J, E D 4.4 7/26/60    
18-22-24cbb Delton Deel Du 24 48 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H D 22.8 7/26/60    
18-22-26bbb (9) Clarence Baker Du 18 36 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?)     3.9 7/26/60    
18-23-7aaa Kenneth Bird Du 32 48 R Limestone and shale Drum Limestone and Cherryvale Shale C, E D 21.0 7/25/60 +/- 894  
18-23-12aba (9) Dale Block Du 22 72 R Black shale Dennis Limestone C, E D, S 6.6 7/25/60 +/- 853  
18-23-15dcb A.H. Osthoff Du 20 72 R Sandstone (?) Chanute Shale (?) C, E D 7.7 7/25/60 +/- 893  
18-23-19add John Gooden, Jr. Du 41 36 R Sandstone (?) Chanute Shale (?) J, E D 17.0 7/26/60    
18-23-23cbc (9) Loren Winter Du 22 36 R Sand and silt Alluvium and terrace deposits J, E D, S 7.9 7/26/60 +/- 827  
18-23-33bbc Elwood Ludwig Du 31.4 48 R Limestone and sandstone (?) Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) Cy, H S 8.6 7/25/60    
18-23-36da (9) City of Fontana Dr 50 18 S Sand, silt, and gravel Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale (?) T, E M     +/- 820 Reported yield 45 gpm with 5 ft. of drawdown
18-24-5ddd J.G. Deberick Du 16.2 36 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone E, H D 10.9 7/28/60 +/- 1,035  
18-24-10daa Merit Elliot Du 21 48 R Limestone Dennis Limestone N N 7.0 7/25/62 +/- 925  
18-24-12bba John Hamlin Du 20.5 36 R Shale (?) Cherryvale Shale (?) J, E D 9.2 7/28/60 +/- 1,000  
18-24-22ccb Rudy Weiss Du 16 48 R Black shale Hushpuckney Shale Member of Swope Limestone J, E D 4.1 7/28/60 +/- 880  
18-24-25bba Edmund Hopkins Du 24.9 48 R Limestone and sandstone Iola Limestone and Chanute Shale Cy, H D 12.9 7/28/60 +/- 1,010  
18-24-30bac D.A. Tracey Du 17.8 48 R Limestone (?) Dennis Limestone J, E D 15.0 7/28/60 +/- 895  
18-24-32add B. Hildebrand Du 19.8 36 R Limestone and shale (?) Dennis Limestone Cy, H N 8.1 7/28/60 +/- 932  
18-25-10bbc Frank Souders Dr 52.1 8 GP Limestone (?) and shale (?) Iola Limestone (?) and Chanute Shale (?) B, H D 13.3 8/3/60 +/- 1,043 Reported to be adequate well
18-25-18dca John Ala Du 10 48 R Limestone Iola Limestone J, E D, S 2.7 2/16/61 +/- 1,010 Probably fed by ground-water movement along base of Iola Limestone
18-25-33bbb (9) Lester Gillogly Du 18.4 36 R Limestone (?) Dennis Limestone (?) Cy, H S 5.1 7/25/62 +/- 983  
Well number (1) Owner or tenant Type of well (2) Depth of well, feet (3) Diameter of well, inches Type of casing (4) Principle water-bearing unit Method of lift (5) Use of water (6) Depth to water level below land surface, feet (7) Date of measurement Altitude of land surface, feet (8) Remarks (Yield given in gallons per minute; drawdown in feet)
Character of material Geologic source
19-21-11caa Lane Duncan Du 34.7 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone B, H D, S 16.5 7/27/60    
19-22-1ccc J.A. Bell Du 32 48 R Sandstone (?) Chanute Shale Cy, H S 4.9 7/27/60    
19-22-7aab C.A. Hay Du 16 48 R Limestone Wyandotte Limestone N   3.5 7/27/60   1/2 - 1 gpm
19-22-9ddd (9) Harold Weeks Dr 80 8 S Sandstone (?) and limestone Chanute Shale (?) and Drum Limestone N N 34.4 11/2/60    
19-23-2ddc Herman Housler Du 30.6 48 R Limestone and shale (?) Dennis Limestone J, E D 9.6 7/28/60 +/- 905  
19-23-5ccc Lester Wilson Du 16.5 96 R Sandstone (?) Chanute Shale Cy, H S 3.6 7/28/60    
19-23-15abb (9) Robert Brocaw Dr 52 10 S Black shale Swope Limestone J, E D 42.8 9/27/60 +/- 873 Reported to be poor well
19-24-4bbb (9) Ival Karr Du 27 48 R Limestone Dennis Limestone Cy, H D 14.9 7/26/62 +/- 940  
19-24-11cdd Herchel Hoy Du 21 72 R Limestone Swope Limestone N N 2.5 7/26/62 +/- 900  
19-25-7dcd (9) Charles W. Atwood Du 25.5 48 R Limestone Dennis Limestone J, E D 14.4 7/25/62 +/- 965  
19-25-15aaa Emmett Shannon Du 25.5 36 R Limestone Dennis Limestone J, E D 7.0 7/25/62 +/- 981  

1 - Well-numbering system described in text.
2 - Type of well: Dr, drilled well; Du, dug well; Sp, spring.
3 - Depth of well: Reported depths of wells given in feet below land surface; measured depths given in feet and tenths.
4 - Type of casing: C, concrete; GP, galvanized-iron pipe; R, rock; S, steel.
5 - Method of lift: B, bucket; C, centrifugal; Cy, cylinder; J, jet; N, none; P, pitcher; T, turbine; Type of lift: E, electric; H, hand; W, windmill.
6 - Use of water: D, domestic; M, municipal; N, none; S, stock.
7 - Depth to water: Measured depths to water given in feet and tenths; reported depths in feet.
8 - Altitude of land surface is approximate, determined from 10-foot contour on 7 1/2-minute topographic maps.
9 - Chemical analysis given in Table 3.

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