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Hydrogeology of the Virgil Creek Valley in the Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York

Dates

End Date
2010-09-30

Summary

Problem The Village of Dryden, rural homeowners, farms, and businesses in the Virgil Creek Valley tap several confined sand and gravel aquifers in the Virgil Creek valley in the town of Dryden . The valley contains a large moraine with complex stratigraphy consisting of continuous and discontinuous layers of till, lake deposits, and glaciofluvial sand and gravel. Sand and gravel units form the aquifers in the valley-fill deposits. There are at least three extensive confined aquifer units at various depths. However, little is known about (1) the location of recharge and discharge areas, (2) direction of groundwater flow, (3) extent of hydraulic connection between aquifer units, and (4) extent of surface- and ground-water interaction. [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Todd S Miller
Funding Agency :
Town of Dryden, Tompkins County
Cooperator/Partner :
Cooperative Water Program

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“Locations of 17 unconsolidated aquifer reaches in Tompkins County, New York”
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“Test drilling and aquifer test near Dryden Lake, Town of Dryden, New York”
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Project Extension

projectStatusCompleted
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productDescriptionMiller, T.S. and Bugliosi, E.F., 2013, Geohydrology, water quality, and simulation of groundwater flow in the stratified-drift aquifer system in Virgil Creek and Dryden Lake Valleys, Town of Dryden, Tompkins County, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5070, 104 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5070/
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valueThe Town of Dryden and Tompkins County need a better understanding of the geohydrologic system in the Virgil Creek valley to manage and protect this water resource. Interest in the interaction between ground water and surface water has increased in recent years because of widespread concerns related to water supply; contamination of ground water, lakes, and streams by toxic substances; loss of wetlands due to development; and other changes in aquatic environments. The need to better understand how the development of one water resource affects another will increase as development in Tompkins County intensifies.

Locations of 17 unconsolidated aquifer reaches in Tompkins County, New York
Locations of 17 unconsolidated aquifer reaches in Tompkins County, New York

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Alternate Titles

  • Hydrogeology Virgil Creek

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