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The ground-water resources in the Ross Barnett Reservoir area, Mississippi

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The ground-water resources in the Ross Barnett Reservoir area, Mississippi; 1984; WRI; 84-4160; Oakley, W. T.

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The Ross Barnett Reservoir area occupies about 78 sq mi of a 490 sq mi study area northeast of the City of Jackson, MS. For several years, water use in the area has increased and during 1983 about 0.57 mil gal/day were obtained from groundwater sources. Virtually all groundwater in the area is used for public supplies. The principal aquifers currently used in the area are in the Sparta Sand and Cockfield Formations. The Sparta Sand is the most intensively developed and generally the highest yielding aquifer in the study area. Water level declines have averaged 2 to 3 ft/yr since 1940. The principal source of groundwater recharge to the aquifers is precipitation on outcrops of permeable strata northeast of the area. The base of freshwater [...]

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W.T. Oakley
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U.S. Geological Survey,

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