Hydrology of the Tertiary-Cretaceous aquifer system in the vicinity of Fort Rucker Aviation Center, Alabama

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Authors:Scott, John C.; Law, Linda R.; Cobb, Riley H.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Montgomery, AL, United States
Source:Reston, VA [Water-Resources Investigations - U. S. Geological Survey, No.WRI84-4118, 221p. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey,], United States. ISSN: 0092-332X
Publication Date:1984
Note:In English. 25 refs.
Summary:Fort Rucker Aviation Center, built in 1941-42, uses ground water for its water supply. The demand for water began to exceed the capacity of the well field in 1976. The Tertiary-Cretaceous aquifer system in the Fort Rucker area consists of an upper and lower aquifer. The upper aquifer consists of the basal part of the Tuscahoma Sand, the Nanafalia and Clayton Formations, and the upper part of the Providence Sand. The lower aquifer consists of the lower part of the Providence Sand and the Ripley Formation. Most large capacity (greater than 100 gal/min (gallons per minute)) wells in the Fort Rucker area are developed in one of these aquifers, and produce 500 gal/min or more. An aquifer test made at Fort Rucker during the study indicates that the transmissivity of the upper aquifer is about 7,000 ft sq/d (feet squared per day). This test and a potentiometric map of the area indicate that wells spaced too closely together is a major problem at pumping centers in the study area. (USGS)
Subjects:Aquifers; Cenozoic; Cretaceous; Ground water; Hydrogeology; Levels; Mesozoic; Surveys; Tertiary; USGS; Water quality; Water supply; Water wells; Alabama; Coffee County Alabama; Dale County Alabama; Geneva County Alabama; Gulf Coastal Plain; Henry County Alabama; Houston County Alabama; United States; Fort Rucker Aviation Center; Southeastern Alabama; Wells
Coordinates:N310000 N314000 W0851000 W0860000
Record ID:1985021235
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from USGS product, Selected Water Resources Abstracts, Reston, VA, United States
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