Open-File Report 2010–1203
This report presents a map showing the potentiometric surface of the Magothy aquifer in the Magothy Formation of Late Cretaceous age in Southern Maryland during September 2009. The map is based on water-level measurements in 66 wells. The highest measured water level was 85 feet above sea level near the northern boundary and outcrop area of the aquifer in the north-central part of Anne Arundel County.
The potentiometric surface declined towards the south. Local hydraulic gradients were directed toward the center of a cone of depression in the Waldorf area that developed in response to pumping. Measured groundwater levels were as low as 71 feet below sea level in the Waldorf area. The map also shows well yield in gallons per day for 2008 at wells or well fields.
First posted January 2010
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Curtin, S.E., Andreasen, D.C., and Staley, A.W., 2010, Potentiometric surface of the Magothy aquifer in Southern Maryland, September 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1203, 1 sheet, available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1203/.