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Saline water at the base of the glacial-outwash aquifer near Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

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Saline water at the base of the glacial-outwash aquifer near Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana; 1980; WRI; 80-65; Shedlock, Robert J.

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A plume of saline water at the base of the glacial outwash aquifer near Vincennes, Indiana, has been drawn into the municipal well field. However, the average chloride concentration of the municipal water, 30 + or - 5 milligrams per liter, did not change significantly from 1976 to 1979. The plume , and elongated lens approximately 6,500 feet long by 1,500 feet wide, is 4 feet thick near the well field, and the chloride concentration of the water is 3,500 milligrams per liter. Half a mile to the west the thickness is 18 feet, and the chloride concentration is 5,100 milligrams per liter. The saline water seems to be entering the outwash aquifer through bedrock fractures near abandoned oil wells west of the well field. The fractures probably [...]

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