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Scientific Investigations Map 3132

Prepared in cooperation with the
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Hydrogeologic and Geospatial Data for the Assessment of Focused Recharge to the Carbonate-Rock Aquifer in Genesee County, New York

By James E. Reddy and William M. Kappel


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Existing hydrogeologic and geospatial data useful for the assessment of focused recharge to the carbonate-rock aquifer in the central part of Genesee County, NY, were compiled from numerous local, State, and Federal agency sources. Data sources utilized in this pilot study include available geospatial datasets from Federal and State agencies, interviews with local highway departments and the Genesee County Soil and Water Conservation District, and an initial assessment of karst features through the analysis of ortho-photographs, with minimal field verification. The compiled information is presented in a series of county-wide and quadrangle maps. The county-wide maps present generalized hydrogeologic conditions including distribution of geologic units, major faults, and karst features, and bedrock-surface and water-table configurations. Ten sets of quadrangle maps of the area that overlies the carbonate-rock aquifer present more detailed and additional information including distribution of bedrock outcrops, thin and (or) permeable soils, and karst features such as sinkholes and swallets. Water-resource managers can utilize the information summarized in this report as a guide to their assessment of focused recharge to, and the potential for surface contaminants to reach the carbonate-rock aquifer.





First posted September 14, 2010

Ten quadrangle plates of Genesee County

For additional information contact:
U.S. Geological Survey
New York Water Science Center
425 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180

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Suggested citation:

Reddy, J.E., and Kappel, W.M., 2010, Compilation of existing hydrogeologic and geospatial data for the assessment of focused recharge to the carbonate-rock aquifer in Genesee County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3132, 17 p., 20 sheets, at




Purpose and Scope

Limitations of this Report

Sources of Data and Methods

Hydrogeologic Information

Geographic Information System (GIS) Data

Karst Features Inventory

Bedrock and Water-Table Data Development and Surfaces Modeling

Agricultural Land and Shallow Soils Data Development

Interpretation of Derived Datasets

Description of the Unconsolidated Deposits

Description of the Soils

Description of the Carbonate Rocks

Description of the Carbonate-Rock Aquifer and Groundwater Contamination

Maps and Geologic Sections

Genesee County Maps

Geologic Sections

Topographic Quadrangle Maps


References Cited

Appendix 1. Ten quadrangle plates of Genesee County, which overlie the carbonate-rock study area

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