Water Well Completion Records (WWC5)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kansas Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Varies
Title: Water Well Completion Records (WWC5)
Description:
Abstract:
The Water Well Completion Form Database (WWC5) contains information from records submitted by water well drillers to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Drilling companies are mandated by state legislation under the Kansas Groundwater Exploration and Protection Act (KSA 82a-1201 et seq.) to provide information pertaining to the location, type, use, casing, nearest source of contamination, and so on of the well drilled using the WWC5 form. No water quality data is provided in this database. A good portion of the archived WWC5 records are in the form of electronicly scanned images of the forms themselves. As such, the only standard database items entered into an Oracle RDBMS relate to the location information of the WWC5 wells, use of the well, when the well was completed, status of the wells, well depth, static water elevation, and the name of the drilling company servicing the site.
Purpose:
The purpose of the Kansas Groundwater Exploration and Protection Act is to provide for the exploration and protection of groundwater through the licensing and regulation of water well contractors in Kansas to protect the health and general welfare of the citizens of this state; to protect groundwater resources from waste and potential pollution by requiring proper description of the location, drilling and well construction, and proper plugging of abandoned water wells and test holes; and to provide data on potential water supplies through well logs, well pumping tests and water quality tests which will permit the economic and efficient utilization and management of the water resources of this state. In order to achieve these objectives, this act requires licensing of water well contractors; provides for the establishment of standards for well construction, reconstruction, treatment and plugging; requires each licensed water well contractor to keep and transmit to the state, upon request, a copy of the log of the well, pump test data if available, and water quality samples; and maintains within the state geological survey of Kansas a record system of well logs and water quality data which will be available to the public (KSA 82a-1202).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Varies
Currentness_Reference: Varies
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -102.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.2
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Water Wells
Theme_Keyword: Well Logs
Theme_Keyword: WWC5
Theme_Keyword: Well Drillers
Theme_Keyword: Ground water
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Access_Constraints:
The WWC5 records can be access via the Internet at <http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Magellan/WaterWell/index.html>.
Use_Constraints:
The Kansas Geological Survey or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of data in the WWC5 database. The database contains unverified, and raw data that are made available solely for the convenience of interested parties with the understanding that not all data are reliable. The Kansas Geological Survey or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is not liable in any way for the accuracy or completeness of these data, nor for the consequences of any decision based thereon. The Kansas Geological Survey or the Kansas Health and Environment makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the data, documentation, or interpretation or decisions based on the use of these data including the quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will the Kansas Geological Survey or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, its employees, contractors, or assigns be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the WWC5 database or documentation whether as a result of contract, negligence, strict liability or otherwise.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dan Suchy
Contact_Organization: Kansas Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1930 Contant Ave
City: Lawrence
State_or_Province: Kansas
Postal_Code: 66047-3724
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (785) 864-2160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (785) 864-5317
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dsuchy@kgs.ku.edu
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Oracle

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The only attribute tested is the Public Land Survey System legal description. The KGS test to make sure the logal description falls within the appropriate county. There is no other review or quality control measured conducted on the accuracy of the information submitted on the WWC5 forms.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
There is no review or quality control measured conducted on the accuracy of the information submitted on the WWC5 forms.
Completeness_Report:
Only wells that were drilled or pluuged by a licensed well driller since 1974 are included within the WWC5 records. No water quality data is provided in this database. A good portion of the archived WWC5 records are in the form of electronicly scanned images of the forms themselves. As such, the only standard database items entered into an Oracle RDBMS relate to the location information of the WWC5 wells, use of the well, when the well was completed, status of the wells, well depth, static water elevation, and the name of the drilling company servicing the site. Information related to the lithologic logs, grout, or screening and perforation information can only be viewed on older database records or the electronicaly scanned images.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Publication_Date: Varies
Title: Water Well Completion Records
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Topeka, Kansas
Publisher: Kansas Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: ORACLE RDBMS
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1974
Ending_Date: Present
Source_Currentness_Reference: Present
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WWC5
Source_Contribution: Well locations, well construction, and lithologic information.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Generally, SQL statements are generated to retrieve some of the WWC5 data fields from the ORACLE RDBMS. The longitude and latitude fields within the database are used to generate GIS point themes.
Process_Date: Varies

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6,378,206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WWC5.WWC5_99_WELLS
Entity_Type_Definition:
The primary WWC5 table that lists the location and site information for all wells in the database. The name of 99 has no bering on the date of the information. This table represents the most updated information related to the WWC5 records the KGS has. There are over 60 fields in this table, however, given the fact that a large portion of the records are represented by electronically scanned images and not represents in the RDBMS, only those attributes that required for all entries are listed here.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Kansas Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WELL_ID or INPUT_SEQ_NUMBER
Attribute_Definition: A unique computer generated number to serve as a counter.
Attribute_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Numeric Characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: The name of the county in which the well can be found.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Every well has the county name or 2 digit county driver licence plate abbreviation.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWNSHIP
Attribute_Definition: Public Land Survey System township number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 1 to 35 townships numbers in Kansas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWNSHIP_DIR
Attribute_Definition: Public Land Survey System township direction.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S or N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: S = South, N = North
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANGE
Attribute_Definition: Public Land Survey System range number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 1 to 43 range numbers in Kansas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANGE_DIR
Attribute_Definition: Public Land Survey System range direction.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: E or W
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: E = East, W = West
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SECTION
Attribute_Definition: The PLSS section the site is located in.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 1 through 36.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPOT
Attribute_Definition:
The legal quarter description qualifiers list as NE, NW, SE, and SW.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Example NESESW would read the NE quarter of the SE quarter of the SW quarter
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The calculated longitude of the site in decimal degrees based on the PLSS legal description and the the KGS LEO conversion program.
Attribute_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numerical values
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LATITUDE
Attribute_Definition:
The calculated latitude of the site in decimal degrees based on the PLSS legal description and the the KGS LEO conversion program.
Attribute_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numerical values
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OWNER
Attribute_Definition: The name of water well owner.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character values.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WELL_USE
Attribute_Definition: A type of use the water from the well will be used for.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1-304
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
1 Domestic
2 Irrigation
3 Feedlot
4 Industrial
5 Public Water Supply
6 Oil Field Water Supply
7 Lawn and Garden - domestic only
8 Air Conditioning
9 Dewatering
10 Monitoring well/observation/piezometer
11 Injection well/air sparge (AS)/shallow
12 Other
107 Test hole/well
116 Feedlot/Livestock/Windmill
122 Recovery/Soil Vapor Extraction/Soil Vent
183 (unstated)/abandoned
189 Road Construction
237 Pond/Swimming Pool/Recreation
240 Cathodic Protection Borehole
242 Recharge Well
245 Heat Pump (Closed Loop/Disposal), Geothermal
 
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: KGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMPLE_DATE
Attribute_Definition: The date the well was constructed or plugged.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date format.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: The status of the well at the time of the COMPLE_DATE.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1-3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
1 Constructed
2 Reconstructed
3 Plugged
 
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: KGS and USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DWR_NUMBER
Attribute_Definition:
The Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resource application, permit or certificate number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
The numbers come in three styles. 6 digits with a comma, used for a typical application (example: 44,312). Year followed by digits (example: 20030136). Used for temporary permits or short term remediation projects. (These wells would be the first to be cut off should the state need to cancel water withdrawal.) County code followed by a space or hyphen (example: SN 234 or SN-234). These are wells with vested rights (before 1945); the owners are allowed to use that same number. We would typically see these on a reconstructed well.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIRECTIONS
Attribute_Definition:
A terse description or direction from nearest town or city street address of well if located within a city.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Alpha Numeric Characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WELL_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition: Depth the well is completed.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Value.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEV
Attribute_Definition: The land surface elevation the well is located at.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATIC_DEPTH
Attribute_Definition: The static depth to water at the time of the COMPLE_DATE.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Characters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DRILLER
Attribute_Definition: The name of the licensed drilling company conducting the work.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Drilling company.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Values.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Kansas Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1930 Constant Ave
City: Lawrence
State_or_Province: Kansas
Postal_Code: 66047-3724
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (785) 864-3965
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (785) 864-5317
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: webadmin@kgs.ku.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The Kansas Geological Survey has made a concientious effort to ensure the accuracy of the information presented. However, the Kansas Geological Survey does not guarantee this information to be completely free from errors or inaccuracies and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations based on data used in the production of this site or decisions based thereon.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031027
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Kansas Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1930 Constant Ave
City: Lawrence
State_or_Province: Kansas
Postal_Code: 66047-3724
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (785) 864-2118
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (785) 864-5317
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bwilson@kgs.ku.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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