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. 35 S., R 39 W.|
|121||NW NW sec. 5||S.J. Willits||do||215.3||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, northeast side||0.2||198.69||18-Jul||do|
|122||SE SW sec. 6||Harvey L. Green||do||216||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||201||See analysis.|
|123||NE SE sec. 9||R.S. Phillips||Upland flat||300+||6||Sand and gravel||do||N||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.6||3312.3||192.58||30-Aug||Water used in drilling gas well. Iron casing.|
|T. 35 S., R 40 W.|
|124||SE SE sec. 3||Sam Presley||do||207.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side||0.1||201.74||8-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|125||SE SW sec. 5||T. Caldwell||Sand dunes||216||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, south side.||0.8||210||do|
|126||NE SE sec. 14||O.J. Weitzel||Upland flat||230||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||220|
|127||NW SW sec. 15||J.H. Johnson||do||230||6||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||213||See analysis.|
|T. 35 S. R 41 W.|
|128||NE SE sec. 4||W.P. Crawley||do||196||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||do||0||184||do|
|129||NW NW sec. 13||M.T. Miller||do||180.9||4.5||Gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||0.3||179.75||27-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|130||NW NW sec. 13||Mary Stiggins||do||235.2||4.5||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, northeast side.||0.7||3462.5||224.04||7-Aug||do|
|131||SE SE sec. 13||J.L. Kniffen||do||252.4||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of 2-inch pipe, north side.||1||3452.5||226.85||6-Jul||do|
|132||NW NW sec. 18||W. Cavanaugh||do||213.2||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Land surface||2.3||3546.4||201.22||24-Jul||do|
|T. 35 S. R 42 W.|
|133||SW NW sec. 1||A.F. Cyr||do||203||Coarse gravel||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing, west side.||0||179||Small yield.|
|134||SW SW sec. 4||W.C. Washburn||do||215.9||6||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of casing, west side.||1.2||167.51||6-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well. Iron casing.|
|135||SE SW sec. 7||Wm. Eversoll||do||159.7||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side||1.1||3605.7||149.87||25-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|136||NE NW sec. 12||T.E. Lewis||do||194||Gravel||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||182||See analysis.|
|137||SW NE sec. 17||Prudential Life Insurance Co.||Low hill||216.6||4.5||Sand||do||CW||N||Top of bolt in clamp, west side.||-3.2||3623.3||201.41||25-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic well. Small yield.|
|138||NW SW sec. 16||Kansas City Power and Light Co.||Upland flat||287||6||do||do||PE||P||Land surface||0||3615||205||Iron casing. Reported to yield 28 gallons a minute. See composite analysis of water from wells 138-144.|
|139||NE SE sec. 17||do||do||300||8||do||do||PE||P||do||0||3614||202||Iron casing. Reported to yield 36 gallons a minute.|
|T. 35 S., R. 42 W.|
|140||NE SE sec. 17||Kansas City Power and Light Co.||Upland flat||300||8||Sand||do||PE||P||Land surface||0||3610||203||Originally drilled to 460 feet but was plugged back to 300 feet because of strongly mineralized artesian water. Iron casing. Reported to yield 42 gallons a minute.|
|141||SW SW sec. 21||do||do||299||do||do||N||do||0||3621||212||Abandoned, formerly a public supply well. Iron casing.|
|143||NE NE sec. 20||do||do||260||12||do||do||TE||P||do||0||3610||200||Iron casing. Reported to yield 80 gallons a minute with a drawdown of 30 feet.|
|144||NW NW sec. 21||do||do||278||12||do||do||TE||P||do||0||200.33||Iron casing. Reported to yield 120 gallons a minute with a drawdown of 30 feet.|
|145||SW SW sec. 16||A.T. & S.F. Ry||do||370||Sand and gravel||do||PE||R||do||0||3621||208||Originally drilled to 218 feet. Deepened to 277 feet in 1927 and to 370 in 1928. Iron casing.|
|T. 35 S., R. 43 W.|
|146||NE SE sec. 4||A.E. Meggenberg||Sand dunes||124.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of hole in concrete block.||0.3||3584.4||107.76||22-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a stock well.|
|147||SE SE sec. 6||H. Schweitzer||Crest of low hill||114.9||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||2||3598.7||101.46||24-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|148||NW NE sec. 14||L.V. Laviele||Sand dunes||169.9||4.5||Sand||do||CW||N||do||0.4||3683.7||162.87||27-Jul||do|
|149||NE SE sec. 18||Nellie Shipley||do||179.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of casin, southwest side.||0.5||3674.5||178.6||22-Jul||do|
|150||NE NE sec. 21||J.M. Hardwick||do||227.1||4.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of board over casing, west side.||0.6||3687.2||211.25||7-Jul||do|
|151||NE NW sec. 22||Leona Hardwick||do||220||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing||0||210||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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