This report presents hydrologic and geologic data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during an investigation of water resources in the Shetucket River basin of Connecticut in cooperation with the Connecticut Water Resources Commission. The Shetucket River basin occupies about 507 square miles in the eastern part of the State, including the towns of Andover, Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Mansfield, Scotland, Sprague, Windham, and Willington, and parts of Bolton, Canterbury, Columbia, Eastford, Ellington, Franklin, Lebanon, Lisbon, Hampton, Hebron, Norwich, Pomfret, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon, and Woodstock. A companion interpretive report, Connecticut Water Resources Bulletin ll, (Thomas, and others, 1967), evaluates the water resources of the basin. The data on the following pages serve to document and supplement that report and should be especially useful in planning the development of water resources at specific localities.
Data were collected as part of this investigation during the period July
1962 through December 1964. Streamflow records from continuous-record gaging
stations in the basin for this period have been published annually along with data
from other parts of the State in a series of U.S. Geological Survey reports
entitled "Surface Water Records of Connecticut." Water-level measurements in
wells throughout the State from 1960 through 1964, including those made as part
of this investigation, are published in Connecticut Water Resources Bulletin 7
(Meikle and Baker, 1965). Most other data collected during this investigation
are tabulated on the following pages. Included are some well records and chemical
analyses of water samples collected prior to July 1962 and not previously published.
The locations of sites at which data were collected are shown on
plate A in the pocket at the back of the report. Plate A includes the
locations of 98 sites where 2 to 6 miscellaneous measurements of streamflow
were made during 1963 and 13 other sites where continuous records are
maintained. Data for these sites have already been published in "Surface
Water Records of Connecticut" and are not repeated here.
Data presented~ unless otherwise noted, were collected by U.S.
Geological Survey personnel.