Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2006-47
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Mary Brohammer, Brett Bennett, Matthew Grafel, and James Dietrich
Exploration Services Section|
Kansas Geological Survey
The 2006 Water Level data were published on the Web and not in paper form.
You can search for specific wells on the Kansas Geological Survey website at
or find the data in tabular format at
The field-measurement phase of the annual cooperative water-level measurement program was successfully completed by both the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and the Division of Water Resources (DWR), Kansas Department of Agriculture, prior to February 1, 2006. The annual program is designed to regionally sample the High Plains aquifer in Kansas so trends can be established and evaluated for effective incorporation into water-resource management strategies. Water levels were recorded in 97.1% of the 1,332 network wells in 2006. The KGS measured 564 wells and the three DWR offices (Garden City, Stafford, and Stockton) measured 753 wells.
Spatial analysis of the 2005 annual network-well distribution revealed 31 locations that required additional water-level data to permit continuous and uniform sampling of the High Plains aquifer. Candidate wells for all 31 locations were identified through the cooperative efforts of the KGS, DWR, and the groundwater management districts. Twenty-five of the 31 candidate wells had sufficient construction and historical information and landowner cooperation to attempt a water-level measurement and were actually measured. These 25 were incorporated into the network for 2007 and will be measured in all future measurement campaigns unless the wells become unreliable or are plugged. Yearly geostatistical studies will define undersampled areas and will be used to select optimum locations for replacement wells to eliminate extraneous holes in the hexagonal network.
|January 2006 Acquisition|
|Number of network wells in 2006||564||753||1,317|
|Number of counties||16||31||47|
|2006 provisional (new) wells||14||15||29|
|Provisional wells measured||12||11||23|
|Wells successfully measured||551||732||1,283|
|Wells not measured||13||21||34|
|QA (quality assurance) wells||56||0||56|
|Wells targeted for removal||5||10||15|
Joe Anderson, Brett Bennett, Rex Buchanan, Brett Engard, David Laflen, Nicolette Proudfoot, Brett Wedel, and Brownie Wilson
|Type of Well|
|Unused (monitor or abandoned)||81||171||252|
|Depth to Water|
|Less than 100 ft||141||467||608|
|100 to 200 ft||285||202||487|
|200 to 300 ft||118||53||171|
|More than 300 ft||7||21||28|
|Drill Depth of Well|
|Less than 100 ft||55||250||305|
|100 to 200 ft||121||224||345|
|200 to 300 ft||161||100||261|
|300 to 400 ft||89||34||123|
|More than 400 ft||70||60||130|
|Oil on the water||89
(restrictions, snags, catches)
|Noted changes in restrictions||12
In-field confidence in a particular measurement was qualitatively determined through inspection of chalk cut while general accuracy was quantitatively appraised using historical and local trends.
|Wells Measured Only|
|Primary, QA, and QC||619||800||1,419|
04S 33W 14DAC 01 Rawlins 14S 42W 25ADA 01 Wallace hung at 190' 15S 41W 09BDD 01 Wallace 25S 26W 20ABD 01 Ford 27S 43W 09CBB 01 Stanton 28S 39W 33CBB 01 Stanton 28S 43W 01BAA 01 Stanton 30S 30W 04DBB 01 Meade 31S 35W 21CCC 01 Stevens 32S 30W 25C 01 Meade 33S 40W 04ADC 01 Morton pumping 34S 38W 21CDD 01 Stevens 34S 41W 06CCA 01 Morton 34S 43W 08DCD 01 Morton
02S 29W 01DDD 01 Decatur 04S 23W 19DDB 01 Norton 07S 23W 08BCD 01 Graham could not locate well in crop 09S 26W 32BCD 01 Sheridan 22S 31W 24AAC 01 Finney plugged for several years now 23S 37W 34CDB 01 Kearny cannot find 24S 03W 15DAA 01 Harvey 26S 29W 34CDB 01 Gray 26S 35W 36DDB 01 Kearny 27S 28W 26ADD 01 Gray 27S 38W 21BCC 01 Grant cannot find 29S 09W 29BCD 01 Kingman 29S 36W 04BAC 01 Grant 30S 12W 04CCC 01 Barber 30S 31W 09CBB 01 Haskell
22S 24W 25DDC 01 Unknown 23S 43W 21ABA 01 Destroyed 25S 23W 12BBB 01 Destroyed 29S 23W 12BAC 01 Unknown 33S 39W 04DBB 01 Unknown
22S 34W 08BCB 01 Unused 26S 31W 31CDC 01 Unknown 26S 32W 22ABB 01 Unknown 27S 30W 34CCC 01 Unknown 23S 37W 34CDB 01 Unknown 26S 36W 22CCA 01 Unknown 21S 03W 22BBB 01 Unknown 23S 05W 27DDB 01 Unknown 07S 26W 06AAB 01 Unknown 23S 12W 07DBD 01 Unknown
The two appendices to this report are summary tables.
Appendix A--Contains a summary of information for all wells measured by KGS. This appendix includes only county, well legal description (ID), and 2006 depth of water below ground surface (BGS). Quality Assurance measurements (QA) and Provisional wells (PROV) are also identified.
Appendix B--Contains a summary of information for all wells measured by DWR. This appendix includes only county, well legal description (ID), and 2006 depth of water below ground surface (BGS). Provisional wells (PROV) are also identified.
Both the current year's measurements and historical water-level data are archived and maintained at the KGS in a centralized database (WIZARD) that can be accessed at the KGS website at www.kgs.ku.edu/Magellan/WaterLevels/index.html. Just the Township-Range-Section identifier and the water level for each well measured are also provided in tabular form at www.kgs.ku.edu/Hydro/Levels/index.html.
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