Accession Number:

ADA303048

Title:

Ground-Water Resources of the South Platte River Basin in Western Adams and Southwestern Weld Counties, Colorado.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

THE PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATION WAS TO APPRAISE THE GROUND WATER RESOURCES OF THE BASIN. THEREFORE, THE CHARACTER, THICKNESS, AND EXTENT OF THE WATER-BEARING FORMATIONS WERE STUDIED AND THE ORIGIN, QUANTITY, MOVEMENT, AVAILABILITY, AND USE OF THE GROUND WATER WERE DETERMINED. ALSO, THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF THE WATER WAS DETERMINED. RELATIONS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION TO THE GEOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY OF THE AREA WERE STUDIED, AND THE SUITABILITY OF THE WATER FOR USE WAS EVALUATED. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO AREAS IN WHICH LARGE SCALE PUMPING IS INCREASING OR IN WHICH PRESENT OR FUTURE GROUND WATER WITHDRAWALS MAY EXCEED THE SAFE PERENNIAL YIELD OF THE AQUIFERS.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE