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. 6 N., R. 10 E. (Wells in Texas county, Oklahoma.)|
|152||NE NE sec. 15||Owner unknown||Low hill||209.3||4.5||Sand and gravel||do||CW||N||Top of casing, east side.||1||208.26||10-Jul|
|T. 6N., R. 12 E. (Wells in Texas county, Oklahoma.)|
|153||NW NW sec. 15||E.S. Ingraham||Upland flat||224.2||5.5||do||do||CW||N||Top of bolt in clamp, east side.||1.1||3482.3||210.51||25-Aug||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|154||SE NE sec. 17||A. Harris||do||235||4.5||do||do||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||225|
|T. 30 S., R. 41 W. (Well in Baca County, Colorado)|
|155||SW sec. 33||S.L. Florey||Sand dunes||40||5||Sandstone||Cockrum||CW||D, S||Land surface||0||32||No casing. Cockrum sandstone encountered at a depth of 30 feet.|
|T. 33 S., R. 39 W. (Well in Stevens County, Kansas)|
|156||SW NW sec. 3||Owner unknown||do||92.9||4.5||Sand||Ogallala||CW||N||Top of casing, north side.||0.6||79.54||28-Jul||Abandoned, formerly a domestic and stock well.|
|T. 34 S., R. 39 W. (Well in Stevens County, Kansas)|
|157||NE sec. 15||do||Upland flat||263||6||Sand and gravel||do||N||Land surface||0||180||Water used in drilling gas well.|
|T. 35 S., R. 39 W. (Well in Stevens County, Kansas)|
|158||SW NW sec. 15||R.S. Phillips||do||200||do||do||CW||D, S||Top of casing.||0||188|
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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Web version Sept. 2004. Original publication date March 1942.