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Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5059

Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5059

Estimated Depth to Ground Water and Configuration of the Water Table in the Portland, Oregon Area

Prepared in cooperation with the City of Portland, the City of Gresham, Clackamas County’s Water Environment Services, and Multnomah County

By Daniel T. Snyder

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Table of Contents

Conversion Factors



Study Methods

Estimated Depth to Ground Water and Configuration of the Water Table



Selected References

Appendix A. Records of Selected Wells and Springs in the Portland, Oregon Area.

Appendix B. Data Files of Depth to Water, Water-Table Elevation, and Relative Uncertainty of the Water-Table Position. (Data files updated 12-12-2008)




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Send questions or comments about this report to the author, D.T. Snyder, (503) 251-3287.

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