Ground water in the Verdigris River basin, Kansas and Oklahoma

Open-File Report 75-365
Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Ground water in the Verdigris River basin occurs in consolidated rocks and unconsolidated deposits ranging in age from Mississippian to Quaternary. Water for municipal, industrial, and irrigation supplies generally can be obtained in limited quantities from the alluvial deposits in the stream valleys. Except for water in the alluvial deposits in the stream valleys and in the outcrop areas of the bedrock aquifers, the groundwater is generally of poor chemical quality. Owing to the generally poor chemical quality of water and low yields to wells, an increase in the use of ground water from the consolidated rocks is improbable.

The unconsolidated rocks in the Verdigris River basin receive about 166,000 acre-feet of recharge annually, and about 1 million acre-fee of water is in temporary storage in the deposits. In 1968 about 4,200 acre-feet of ground was withdrawn for all uses. About 800 acre-feet of ground and 5,000 acre-feet of surface water were pumped for irrigation of 5,300 acres of cropland. The total annual withdrawal of ground water for irrigation may be 2,000 acre-feet by the year 2000.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Ground water in the Verdigris River basin, Kansas and Oklahoma
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 75-365
DOI 10.3133/ofr75365
Year Published 1975
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: 26 p.; 4 Plates: 30.71 x 24.23 inches or smaller
Country United States
State Kansas, Oklahoma
Other Geospatial Verdigris River basin
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