Information pertaining to water wells in Osage County is given in Table 6. Measured depths to water levels are given to the nearest 0.01 foot, whereas reported depths are given only to the nearest foot. Similarly, measured depths of wells are given to the nearest 0.1 foot whereas reported depths are given only to the nearest foot.
Table 6--Records of wells in Osage County.
|Well No. (1)||Location||Owner or tenant||Type of well (2)||Depth of well, feet (3)||Diameter of well, in.||Type of casing (4)||Principal water-bearing bed||Method of lift (5)||Use of water (6)||Measuring point||Depth to water level, feet (7)||Date of measurement||Remarks (Yield given in gallons a minute; drawdown in ft.)|
|Character of material||Geologic source||Description||Feet above land surface|
|15-13-25ba||NE NW 25-15-13E||Charles Monroe||Du||17.7||+/- 48||R||Shale and/or sandstone||Pierson Point and/ or Willard sh.||Cy, H||D, S||Top of concrete curbing||0.5||6.56||10/25/51||Reported low yield, not adequate in dry years.|
|15-14-3da||NE SE 3-15-14E||R.D. Terrill||Du||19.7||+/- 96||R, N||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||J, E||D, S||1||11.79||10/26/51||Reported adequate since 1925.|
|15-14-5da||NE SE 5-15-14E||Albert Smith||Du||14.1||+/- 48||R||Shale or limestone||Willard sh. and/or Elmont Is.||Cy, W||S||Top of concrete curbing||1.2||5.43||10/25/51||Reported to go dry in dry years, has slick taste.|
|15-14-17bb||NW NW 17-15-14E||E.W. Stromer||Du||30||+/- 72||R||Shale or sandstone||Silver Lake sh.||Cy, W||D, S||Land surface||0||24||10/25/51||Reported adequate for domestic and 150 head of stock year around.|
|15-14-21cd||SE SW 21-15-14E||Tom Fisher||Du||21||+/- 36-42||R||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||J, E||D, S||Top of concrete curbing||0.3||6.5||10/25/51||Reported adequate.|
|15-14-27bb||NW NW 27-15-14E||Robert Mings||Du||23.1||+/- 42||R||Sand and gravel||Alluvium||Cy, H||D||Top of 1x4 board flush with concrete curbing||0.5||4.74||10/24/51||Reported adequate.|
|15-14-29ba||NE NW 29-15-14E||Earl Kimble||Du||22||+/- 60||R||Sandstone or shale||Cedar Vale sh.||J, E||D, S||Land surface||0||6||10/25/51||Reported adequate except in dry years.|
|15-15-6ab||NW NE 6-15-15E||Ralph Vandevord||Dr||200||6||GI||Sandstone||White Cloud sh.||Cy, G||D, S||Base of 4x5 board over well fit||0.4||69.98||5/6/52||Reported adequate yield approximately 2 or 3.|
|15-15-6bb||NW NW 6-15-15E||Sam Bell||Du||32.9||+/- 48||R||Shale||Silver Lake sh.||J, E||D||Top of concrete curbing||0.4||7.29||5/6/52||Reported to go dry in dry years.|
|15-15-7cb||NW SW 7-15-15E||Clarence Hekstrom||Du||16.7||+/- 24||R||Sandstone or shale||White Cloud sh.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||1||3.98||5/6/52|
|15-15-7dc||SW SE 7-15-15E||David Love,Sr.||Du||48||+/- 48||R, N||Sandstone or shale||White Cloud sh.||Cy, W||S||Top of concrete curbing||1.2||13.28||5/15/52|
|15-15-12da||NE SE 12-15-15E||James Heberly||Dr||80||6||GI||Sandstone||Calhoun sh.||Cy, H||N||Top of concrete curbing||0||3.39||5/12/52||Reported salty, not usable for dom. or stock.|
|15-15-15cb||NW SW 15-15-15E||Alec McIntosh||Du||32||+/- 84||R||Limestone||Utopia Is.||Cy, W||S||Land surface||0||16||5/15/52||Reported adequate.|
|15-15-18ab||NW NE 18-15-15E||A.D. Tindell||Du||40||+/- 60||R||Sandstone||White Cloud sh.||Cy, W||S||Top of 2x12 board cover||2.2||17.52||5/15/52||Reported adequate since 1907.|
|15-15-19ad||SE NE 19-15-15E||Earl Thompson||Du||38||60-72||R||Sandstone or shale||White Cloud sh.||J, E||D, S||Top of concrete and rock curbing||2||5.8||10/31/51||Reported not adequate in parts of 1934-1936.|
|15-15-29bc||SW NW 29-15-15E||Grant Watson||Du||35||+/- 60||R||Sandstone or shale||Severy sh.||C, E||D, S||Land surface||0||29||10/31/51||Reported adequate, yield approx. 2.|
|15-16-7cc||SW SW 7-15-16E||School Dist. No. 5||Du||30.2||+/- 36||R||Limestone||Topeka Is.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||0.8||4.66||5/12/52|
|15-16-11dd||SE SE 11-15-16E||Ulice Butel||Dr||399||8||Sandstone||Ireland ss.||N||Land surface||0||KERC well. Reported salty. Water sand at 395-399.|
|15-16-15ab||NW NE 15-15-16E||Jack Wells||Du||24.5||+/- 96||R||Limestone or shale||Deer Creek Is. and/or Calhoun sh.||Cy, H||D, S||Top of steel rim in concrete cover||0.8||7.97||12/13/51||Not dry in 1934 or 36, but not used much.|
|15-16-29ab||NW NE 29-15-16E||Jestine Leeper||Du||14.4||+/- 48||R||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||Cy, H||S||Top of concrete curbing||2.8||9.4||12/13/51|
|15-17-1ac1||SW NE 1-15-17E||City of Overbrook||Dr||507||6.25||I, N||Sandstone||Tonganoxie ss.||T, E||P||Land surface||0||210||4/1/53||Reported yield approx. 45 with 100 ft. drawdown Tonganoxie ss. From 420-490 ft.|
|15-17-1ac2||SW NE 1-15-17E||City of Overbrook||Dr||497||6.25||I, N||Sandstone||Tonganoxie ss.||T, E||P||Land surface||0||210||4/1/53||Reported yield approx. 45 with 100 ft. drawdown Tonganoxie ss. From 395-485.|
|15-17-16aa||NE NE 16-15-17E||Leslie Greenfield||Du||18||+/- 36||R||Shale or limestone||Tecumseh sh. and/or Lecompton Is.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||0.4||6||6/2/52||Reported inadequate in drought years.|
|15-17-22bb||NW NW 22-15-17E||Walter Lassen||Du||26||+/- 72||R||Shale||Tecumseh sh.||Cy, H||D, S||Land surface||0||Reported inadequate in dry years, very low yield.|
|15-17-33dc||SW SE 33-15-17E||Harold Supple||Dr||110||6||GI||Sandstone||Kanwaka sh.||J, E||D, S||Land surface||0||50||6/1/50||Water sand from approx. 94-109. Reported yield +3/4.|
|15-17-34cd||SE SW 34-15-17E||E.E. Howard||Dr||110||6 ?||Sandstone||Kanwaka sh.||Cy, W||D, S||Land surface||0||Reported yield approx. 1/10.|
(1) Location number: Well numbers give the location of wells according to General Land Office surveys and according to the following formula: township-range-section, 160-acre tract within that section, and the 40-acre tract within the quarter section. If two or more wells are located within a 40-acre tract, the wells are numbered serially according to the order in which they were inventoried. The 160-acre and 40-acre tracts are designated a, b, c, or d in a counterclockwise direction beginning in the northeast quarter. For example, well 18-6-1cd is located in SE SW sec. 1, T. 18 S., R. 6 E.
(2) DD, Dug and drilled well; Dr, drilled well; Du, dug well.
(3) Reported depths below the land surface are given in feet; measured depths are given in feet and tenths below measuring points.
(4) C. concrete; GI galvanized sheet iron; I, iron; N, none; R, rock; T, tile.
(5) Method of lift: Cy, cylinder; N, none; T, turbine; J. jet; C, centrifugal; B, bucket and rope. Type of power: E, electric; G, gas engine; H, hand operated; N, none; W, windmill.
(6) D, domestic; N, not being used; S, stock; P, public supply.
(7) Measured depths to water level are given in feet, tenths, and hundredths; reported depths to water level are given in feet. All depths are below measureing point.
Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
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