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. 33 S., R. 40 W.|
|60||NW NW sec. 1||Western Royalty and Development Co.||Sand dunes||76.9||4.5||Gravel||Alluvium||CW||N||Top of casing, southeast side.||61.16||4-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|61||SE SW sec. 12||E.O. McCammon||do||84||4.5||Sand||Ogallala||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||73||See analysis.|
|62||SW SW sec. 13||V.W. Dickinson||Upland flat||82.4||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.5||76.96||6-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|63||SE SE sec. 13||Roy Connor||do||376||Coarse sand||do||N||N||Land surface||0||88||A test well for irrigation. Penetrated more that 300 feet of saturated material.|
|64||NE NE sec. 26||Elizabeth Stout||do||117.8||4.5||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, west side.||0.7||93.65||4-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|T. 33 S., R. 41 W.|
|65||NW NW sec. 2||W.E. Moore||do||150||6||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Land surface||0||115||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|66||NW NE sec. 4||Isaac Collins||do||83.9||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of plate covering casing.||-0.6||3401||59.31||3-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a sdomestick and stock well.|
|67||NW NW sec. 6||Daila Ball||Side of valley||96||4.5||Sand||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||58||See analysis.|
|68||SE NE sec. 22||W.E. Moore||Valley bottom||18||6||do||Alluvium||CW||N||do||0||8||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|69||SE NE sec. 23||do||do||64||6||Sand and gravel||Ogallala||CW||D||do||0||30||Water used to irrigate small area. See analysis.|
|T. 33 S., R. 41 W.|
|70||SE NE sec. 23||W.E. Moore||Valley bottom||20||6||Coarse sand||Alluvium||CW||S||do||0||12||See analysis.|
|71||NE sec. 26||do||do||50||6||Sand||do||CW||N||do||0||30||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|72||NE sec. 27||do||do||50||6||do||do||CW||N||do||0||30||do|
|73||SE sec. 36||do||Sand dunes||160||6||Sand and gravel||Ogallala||CW||N||do||0||115||do|
|T. 33 S., R. 42 W.|
|74||SE corner sec. 8||R.L. Jewell||Upland flat||180||4||Sand||do||N||N||Top of casing, norteast side.||0||64||No casing.|
|75||SE NE sec. 8||John Hentschel||Edge of valley||61||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Land surface||0.4||3518.5||53.61||20-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestsic and stock well.|
|76||NW SW sec.15||E. Shirley||Upland flat||100||6||do||do||CW||D||do||0||75|
|77||NW NW sec. 21||J.W. Baughman||do||100||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing, north side||0||95||See analysis.|
|78||NE NW sec. 27||Rose Hentschel||do||93.3||5.5||do||do||N||N||Top of casing, east side.||1.7||86.74||21-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|79||SW sec. 34||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Valley bottom||18.3||5.5||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||1||15.77||30-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|T. 33 S., R. 43 W.|
|80||SW SW sec. 2||J.H. Hancock||Upland flat||86.6||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||0.4||64.78||10-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|81||SE SE sec. 7||T.E. Bookstore||do||95||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||86||See analysis.|
|82||SE SE sec. 12||Burdett Johnson||Side of valley||47.6||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0||42.01||10-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|83||NE NE sec. 15||School||Upland flat||82.6||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||On concrete block, east side.||0.5||80.19||10-Aug||Abandoned, formerly supplied rural school.|
|84||NE NE sec. 17||Thos. A Ball||do||93.3||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, south side.||2.4||3629.3||88.03||11-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|85||NE SE sec. 22||E.M. Watkins||do||116||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||104||See analysis.|
|86||NW SW sec. 23||M. Colyer||do||254.2||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.3||103.2||10-Aug||Iron casing. Formerly obtained an artesian flow of strongly mineralized water from redbeds.|
|87||NE SE sec. 24||F.W. Gerdes||do||110.1||4.5||Gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, west side.||0.2||90.52||10-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
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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