Kansas Geological Survey, Public Information Circular (PIC) 2
Areas of south-central Kansas where salt contamination of freshwater aquifers might occur are illustrated in fig. 1. South-central Kansas is shown in detail because of the high occurrence of salt-contamination problems in this region. "Natural" sources of saltwater contamination of freshwater aquifers are the focus of this circular. Locations of "unnatural" salt contamination also have been included in fig. 1.
Figure 1--Areas with known or potential saltwater contamination
in south-central Kansas. Areas identified as "known" natural salt contamination
have saltwater within the freshwater aquifer. In the areas labeled "potential"
natural salt contamination, subsurface bedrock formations containing salt or
saltwater are in contact with the overlying freshwater aquifers. Groundwater
Management District boundaries (GMD) 2 and 5 are shown in blue.
Kansas Geological Survey, Geology Extension
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