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. 32 S., R. 39 W|
|29||SE NE sec. 18||R.R. Ricksecken||do||174.9||4.5||Sand and gravel||Ogallala||CW||N||Top of bolt in clamp, north side.||0.3||3286.6||136.82||4-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|30||NE NE sec. 18||do||do||170||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||135||See analysis.|
|T. 32 S., R. 40 W.|
|31||SW SE sec. 2||G.L. Hayward||do||150.1||4.5||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||0||138.94||17-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|32||SW SW sec. 6||W.B. Walters||do||180||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||100||See analysis.|
|33||NE SE sec. 7||Hellen J. Spear||Side of valley||102.4||4.5||do||do||N||Top of casing, east side.||0||87.19||29-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|34||SW NW sec. 13||G.G. Rhorer||Upland flat||147.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Top of hole in concrete block. Top of casing, south side.||0.6||3305||133.68||4-Aug||Abandoned formerly a domestic well.|
|35||SE NE sec. 23||School||Side of valley||126.9||4.5||Coarse sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||0.2||3296.7||120.51||5-Aug||Abandoned, formerly supplied rural school.|
|T. 32 S., R. 40 W.|
|36||NE SE sec. 28||Lillie B. Jones||Upland flat||171.7||5.5||Sand and gravel||Ogallala||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||0.3||137.89||4-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well. Iron casing.|
|37||NE NW sec. 34||B.L. Kraber||do||168||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||134||See analysis.|
|T. 32 S., R. 41 W.|
|38||SW NW sec. 7||E.C. Martin||do||98||4.5||Sandstone||Cockrum||CW||D, S||do||0||66||do|
|39||SW NW sec. 10||A.M. Dean||do||165||6||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||145||Well pumps dry in strong wind.|
|40||SE SW sec. 14||E.B. Newcomb||Valley flat||84.9||4.5||do||do||CH||D, S||Top of casing, southwest side.||0.2||3377.4||65.36||4-Aug|
|41||SW NW sec. 16||Townsite||do||62.9||4.5||do||do||CW||D||Top of casing, northwest side.||0.5||60.27||4-Aug|
|42||NW SE sec. 16||Morton county||do||72||4.5||do||do||CW||D||Top of casing||0.3||61||See analysis.|
|43||NW SW sec. 16||E.C. Wilson||do||596||6||do||Permian||F||I||Land surface||0||29-Jul||Flows 20 gallons a minute. Initial flow was 1200 gallons a minute. Water is strongly mineralized. Iron casing.|
|44||SW NE sec. 21||C.W. Orth||do||558||6||do||do||F||N||do||0||1-Aug||Flows less than one gallon a minute. Strongly minerlized. Iron casing.|
|45||NW SE sec. 28||A.C. Dean||do||610||10||do||do||F||N||do||0||29-Jul||Flows 7.5 gallons a minute. Strongly mineralized. Iron casing.|
|46||NW NE sec. 35||A.C. Bowker||Upland flat||136||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||116||See analysis.|
|T. 32 S., R. 42 W.|
|47||SE NW sec. 9||K. Elsosser||do||78.9||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, west side.||0||3513.8||70.94||31-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|48||NW NW sec. 13||Lucy Hobbs||do||104.9||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||1.2||68.86||20-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|49||NW NW sec. 27||H.O. Bean||do||80||5.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||60|
|50||NE NW sec. 29||F.B. Smith||do||96||5.5||do||do||CH||D||do||0||61||See analysis.|
|51||SE NE sec. 31||Grant Harman||Valley bottom||35||8||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||27||Encountered Cockrum sandstone at depth of 25 feet.|
|T. 32 S., R. 43 W.|
|52||SW SW sec. 9||E.C. Wilson||Upland flat||112||6||Sand||do||CW||D, S||do||0||50||23-Aug||See analysis.|
|53||NE SW sec. 23||W.L. Bromhal||do||69.9||4.5||Sandstone||do||CW||N||Top of 12 inch iron casing, north side.||1.5||65.46||21-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|54||NW NW sec. 33||N.A. Yarnell||Side of valley||43.8||4.5||do||do||N||N||Top of casing, north side||0||3586.3||31.42||10-Aug||do|
|T. 32 S., R. 39 W.|
|55||Center SE sec. 4||A.O. Mangels||Upland flat||213||6||Coarse sand||Ogallala||N||Land surface||0||104||18-Sep||Water used in drilling gas well. Iron casing.|
|56||SW SE sec. 8||Dottie M. Thompson||Sand dunes||94.6||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, southeast side.||0.5||83.25||28-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|57||SW SE sec. 29||Carey M. Higgins||Upland flat||129.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.5||111.43||28-Jul||do|
|58||NW NW sec. 31||G.L. Hayward||do||390||6||Sand||do||TG||I||Land surface||0||105||19-Sep||Water first used in drilling gas well. Reported to yield 60 gallons a minute. Iron casing. See analysis.|
|59||NW NW sec. 32||George Hunt||do||123||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||108||See analysis.|
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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