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|
|16-13-14dc||SW SE 14-16-13E||C.J. Lowman||Du||16.1||+/- 36||R||Limestone or shale||Burlingame Is. and/or Silver Lake sh.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||0.3||11.07||8/14/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-14-7ad||SE NE 7-16-14E||Oscar Gustafson||Dr||90||8||I||Shale or sandstone||Auburn and/or Silver Lake sh.||Cy, H||D||Land surface||0||20||10/23/51||Reported adequate yield less than 1/2.|
|16-14-18dc||SW SE 18-16-14E||Carol Anstrom||Du||13.3||+/- 84||R||Shale||Colluvium and/or Cedar Vale sh.||Cy, H||S||Land surface||0||8/14/51||Estimated flow at surface 1. Dry in 1913 and 1934.|
|16-14-20cc1||SW SW 20-16-14E||Albert Lundgren||Du||35 or40||+/- 48||R, N||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||Cy, E||D, S||Land surface||0||5||10/24/51||Reported adequate, low yield.|
|16-14-20cc2||SW SW 20-16-14E||Albert Lundgren||Du||29.6||+/- 48||R||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||N||N||Top concrete curbing east side of opening||0.8||10.96||10/24/51|
|16-14-21dc||SW SE 21-16-14E||Jim Ryan||Du||18||+/- 36||R||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||Cy, H||D, S||Land surface||0||6||10/23/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-14-32bd||SE NW 32-16-14E||John W. Walker||Du||45||+/- 60||R||Shale or limestone||Auburn sh. and/or Wakarusa Is.||Cy, H||D, S||Land surface||0||39||10/23/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-15-5cb||NW SW 5-16-15E||W.M. Regenold||Du||24.9||+/- 54||R||Shale or sandstone||White Cloud sh.||J, E||D||Top of wooden enclosure 2.4 ft. above concrete curbing||3.4||11.32||10/31/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-15-8bc||SW NW 8-16-15E||Harry Davenport||Du||4.5||+/- 54||R||Limestone||Howard Is.||Cy, H||D, S||Top of rock cover over well inside storm cellar||-5||4||10/31/51|
|16-15-20dc1||SW SE 20-16-15E||Bert Davenport||Dr||58.2||4||I||Sandstone or limestone||Calhoun sh. and/or Topeka Is.||Cy, H||D||Top of iron casing||0.9||12.43||11/7/51||Reported yield 1/2 to 1.|
|16-15-20dc2||SW SE 20-16-15E||Bert Davenport||Du||20||+/- 48||R||Sand and gravel||Alluvium||J, E||S||Land surface||0||3||8/1/50|
|16-15-36cc||SW SW 30-16-15E||C.B. Gilliland||Du||20||+/- 96||R||Shale or limestone||Tecumseh sh. and/or Lecompton Is.||Cy, W||D, S||Land surface||0||4||11/7/51||Reported adequate since dry in 1936.|
|16-16-5dc||SW SE 5-16-16E||J.P. Bryson||Du||28.6||+/- 120||R||Sand and gravel||Alluvium||Cy, G||D, S||Top of inset in concrete well cover||3.4||4.55||12/13/51||KERC well. Reported yield 25 in 10 hr. test from 4 ft. sand and gravel.|
|16-16-6db||NW SE 6-16-16E||Ada Neihart||Du||30||+/- 54||R||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||Cy, W||S||Land surface||0||5||12/13/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-16-18cc||SW SW 18-16-16E||Louis Meyers||Du||50||36||R||Sandstone or shale||Calhoun sh.||Cy, E||S||Land surface||0||20||12/13/51||Reported not adequate in dry years.|
|16-16-18cd||SE SW 18-16-16E||Louis Meyers||Du||64||+/- 48||R||Sandstone or shale||Calhoun sh.||Cy, W||S||Land surface||0||15||12/13/51||Reported not adequate in dry years.|
|16-16-22cc||SW SW 22-16-16E||Clyde Neilson||Du||25.4||+/- 30||R||Limestone||Deer Creek Is.||Cy, H||S||Top of R.R. tie cover||1||6.4||11/8/51||Reported yield less than 1.|
|16-16-23ba||NE NW 23-16-16E||Harold Woodard||Du||26||+/- 54||R||Limestone or shale||Deer Creek Is. and/or Tecumseh sh.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||0.9||14.51||12/8/51|
|16-16-24aa||NE NE 24-16-16E||R.C. Bauck||Du||30||60||R||Limestone or shale||Lecompton Is. and/or Kanwaka sh.||Cy, H||S||Top of 2x6 board frame under board cover||0.2||4.4||12/8/51||Reported not adequate in drouth years.|
|16-16-36ca1||NE SW 36-16-16E||O.J. Schendel||Du||23.6||+/- 96||R||Limestone or shale||Plattsmouth Is. and/or Heebner sh.||Cy, H||D, S||Top of concrete curbing||0.4||7.78||11/8/51|
|16-16-36ca2||NE SW 36-16-16E||O.J. Schendel||Dr||120||7 ?||I||Sandstone||Ireland ss.||Cy, W||S||Land surface||0||Reported adequate, has sodium bicarbonate and chloride taste.|
|16-17-3dd||SE SE 3-16-17E||H.F. Whitlatch||Dr||60||8||GI||Limestone and shale||Kanwaka sh.||Cy, E||D, S||Land surface||0||30||12/13/51||Reported not adequate in dry years. Yield 1/4 to 1/2.|
|16-17-8bb||NW NW 8-16-17E||W.B. Schneidewind||Du||20||48||R||Shale||Kanwaka sh.||Cy, H||S||Land surface||0||1.5||12/13/51||Reported adequate only in normal or wet years.|
|16-17-10ab||NW NE 10-16-17E||A.S. Lee||Dr||345||6||GI||Sandstone||Ireland ss.||Cy, E||D, S||Land surface||0||145||7/1/30||Drilling stopped 15 ft. into water bearing sandstone.|
|16-17-10da||NE SE 10-16-17E||G.W. Gingerich||Dr||274||6 ?||I||Sandstone||Ireland ss.||Cy, G||D, S||Land surface||0||KERC well. Reportedly will yield +16 from 48 ft. or sandstone.|
|16-17-15cc||SW SW 15-16-17E||Charles Crable||Du||22||+/- 48||R||Limestone||Kereford Is.||Cy, H||D||Land surface||0||6||12/12/51||Reported not adequate in dry years.|
|16-17-17cc||SW SW 17-16-17E||John Ashwell||Dr||34||6 ?||GI||Sand and gravel||Terrace Alluvium||Cy, E||D, S||Land surface||0||9||12/8/51||Reported adequate.|
|16-17-21ad||SE NE 21-16-17E||John Ogle||Dr||195||6||GI||Sandstone||Ireland sandstone||Cy, E||D, S||Land surface||0||100||7/1/49||Reported adequate.|
|16-17-30dc||SW SE 30-16-17E||H.O. Miller||Du||28||48||R||Limestone||Lecompton Is. and/or Stull sh.||Cy, H||D||Land surface||0||22||12/11/51||Reported not adequate in dry years.|
|16-17-34cc1||SW SW 34-16-17E||Roy Driver||Dr||230||6||GI||Sandstone||Ireland ss.||Cy, W||S||Land surface||0||100||12/11/51||Reported adequate. Brackish water usable for all stock.|
|16-17-34cc2||SW SW 34-16-17E||Roy Driver||Du||18.9||+/- 48||R||Limestone and shale||Oread Is.||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||1||9.96||12/11/51||Reported not adequate in dry years.|
|16-17-34cd||SE SW 34-16-17E||New Hope School||Du||17.1||+/- 36||R||Sand and gravel||Alluvium||Cy, H||D||Top of concrete curbing||1.2||5.91||12/11/51||Reported adequate in dry years of 1934-36.|
(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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