On the following pages are tabulated the information pertaining to water wells in Morton County (table 7). The numbers in the first column correspond to the well numbers on the map (pl. 2) and in the table of analyses (table 5). 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 indicated by a footnote and are subject to error. Depths of wells not classed as "reported" are measured and given to the nearest 0.1 foot below the measuring point described in the table. Similarly, measured water levels are given to the nearest 0.01 foot. Records of a few wells in adjoining counties are included.
Table 7--Records of drilled wells in Morton County.
|Use of water3||Measuring
|Depth to water
|Description||Height above (+)
|T. 31 S., R. 39 W.|
|1||NW NE sec. 8||Viola Hubbard||Upland flat||100||6||Sand||Ogallala||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||80|
|2||SW SW sec. 9||J.W. Daniels||do||90||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||70|
|3||NE NE sec. 20||Viola Hubbard||Slope||95||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing||0||80||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|4||NW NE sec. 30||P.E. Milburn||Upland flat||107||18||Sand and gravel||do||TG||N||Land surface||0||87||Dug well, barrel casing. Formerly an irrigation well. Reported to yield 300 gallons a minute.|
|5||NE NE sec. 30||do||Crest of low hill||115||6||Sand||do||CW||D, S||do||0||100||Drill penetrated 15 feet of loess. See analysis.|
|T. 31 S., R. 40 W.|
|6||NE NE sec. 2||Howard Brehm||Upland flat||127.5||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of concrete block, northwest side of hole.||1||3251.1||117.39||3-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|7||NE NE sec. 9||Jesse Williams||Crest of low hill||160||6||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||145||7-Sep||See analysis.|
|8||NE NW sec. 15||C.M. Crocker||Upland flat||188.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Base of pump head, south side||0.8||3289||152.37||21-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|9||NE NE sec. 28||E.O. Palmer||do||179.8||Gravel||do||CW||N||Top of plate covering casing.||0||3319||157.64||7-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic well.|
|T. 31 S., R. 41 W.|
|10||NE NW sec. 6||John Hentschel||do||240||Sandstone||Cockrum||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||160||28-Aug|
|11||SE SE sec. 8||J.L. McGee||do||145||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||110||Drill penetrated black shale before entering the Cockrum sandstone. See analysis.|
|12||SE SW sec. 9||Mrs. Leo Everett||do||216||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.7||3400.9||111.63||8-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|13||SE NE sec. 13||Harmon Shinogle||do||183.2||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of concrete block, south side.||138.04||1-Aug||do|
|14||SW SW sec. 34||Gracia Mitchell||do||109.6||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, west side.||±0.3||3405.2||79.16||29-Jul||do|
|T. 31 S., R. 42 W.|
|15||NE SE sec. 3||F.M. Walker||do||216||4.5||Coarse sandstone||Cheyenne||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||94||Iron casing. See analysis. Very little water in Cockrum sandstone.|
|16||NE SE sec. 7||C.C. Crow||do||115.1||5.5||Sandstone||Cockrum||CW||N||Top of casing, north side||1||3528.6||101.91||3-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|17||NE SE sec. 10||P. Jefferson||do||218||do||Cheyenne||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||95||Cockrum sandstone reported to yield very little water.|
|18||SE SE sec. 23||Fred Johnson||Valley bottom||44||4.5||do||Cockrum||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||36||See analysis.|
|19||SE SW sec. 26||W.T. Martin||Upland flat||86.8||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.7||68.43||2-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|20||SW SW sec. 28||J.W. Baughman||Valley bottom||31||Coarse sandstone||Cockrum||CH||N||Top of casing, south side.||0.4||3467.6||28.57||29-Jul||Dug well used in bridge construction. Encountered Cockrum sandstone at depth of 30 feet.|
|21||SW NW sec. 30||A.J. Collingwood||Upland flat||183.2||4.5||do||Cheyenne||CW||N||do||0.3||105.92||2-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic well. Inadequate supply. Iron casing.|
|22||NE SE sec. 36||B.R. McCray||do||68.1||4.5||Sandstone||Cockrum||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||62.07||2-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|T. 31 S., R. 43 W.|
|23||SE NE sec. 3||J.W. Bitner||do||76.9||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of hole in concrete block.||0.6||3589.6||70.18||8-Jul||do|
|24||SE SE sec. 14||E.A. Wilcox||do||86.8||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, south side.||1.2||74.99||8-Jul||do|
|25||SE NE sec. 18||J.W. Baughman||do||64||5.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||46||See analysis.|
|26||SW NW sec. 22||H.H. Sipes||Side of valley||51||6||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||42||Encountered Cockrum sandstone at a depth of 46 feet. See analysis.|
|27||SW NE sec. 31||J.B. Dean||Upland flat||65||6||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||48||Encountered Cockrum sandstone at a depth of 60 feet.|
|28||NE SE sec. 36||L.C. Rutledge||do||70||do||do||CW||N||do||0||60|
1 Measured depths given in feet and tenths of a foot, reported depths given only in feet.
2 Pumps: C, cylinder; T, turbine; P, plunger. Power: W, wind; H, hand; F, artesian flow; E, electric motor; G, gasoline engine.
3 D, domestic; S, stock; I, irrigation; P, public; R, railroad; N, not in use.
4 Measured water levels given in feet and in tenths and hundredths of a foot, reported water levels given only in feet.
Kansas Geological Survey, Morton County Geohydrology
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