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Data from Stratigraphic Test Holes Drilled at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1994–2001, and Periodic Water Levels, 2000–2003


Open-File Report 2004–1434
By Beth M. Wrege and Philip S. Jen

Prepared in cooperation with the
Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps

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Nine stratigraphic test holes, from 158 to 305 feet deep, were drilled at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, North Carolina, between 1994 and 2001 by the U.S. Geological Survey. These test holes and subsequent wells provide information about the lithology, stratigraphy, and geology at the Marine Corps Air Station. In addition, ground-water-level data were collected at the Air Station through 2003. The U.S. Geological Survey also conducted high-resolution marine and land seismic surveys during this investigation. The ground-water-level data and locations of the seismic survey lines are included in this report. The stratigraphic data combined with the seismic data provide a basis for the delineation of paleochannels beneath the Air Station as well as information for the management of water resources at the Air Station.

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Wrege, B.M., and Jen, P.S., 2004, Data from stratigraphic test holes drilled at the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, 1994–2001, and periodic water levels, 2000–2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004–1434, accessed August 13, 2022, at

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