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Thickness of the Surficial Aquifer, Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Delaware

Dates

Time Period
2015-12-30
Publication Date

Citation

Denver, J.M., and Nardi, M.R., 2016, Thickness of the Surficial Aquifer, Delmarva Peninsula, Maryland and Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7610XFT.

Summary

A digital map of the thickness of the surficial unconfined aquifer, including from the land surface and unsaturated zone to the bottom of sediments of geologic units identified as part of the surficial aquifer, was produced to improve understanding of the hydrologic system in the Maryland and Delaware portions of the Delmarva Peninsula. The map is intended to be used in conjunction with other environmental coverages (such land use, wetlands, and soil characteristics) to provide a subsurface hydrogeologic component to studies of nitrate transport that have historically relied on maps of surficial features. It could also be used to study the transport of other water soluble chemicals. The map was made using the best currently available [...]

Contacts

Originator :
Judith M Denver, Mark R Nardi
Point of Contact :
Mark R Nardi
Metadata Contact :
Mark R Nardi
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center

Attached Files

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dlmv_aquifer_thickness.zip
“.zip with ASCII grid of aquifer thickness map”
4.51 MB
dlmv_aq_thickness_SB.png
“Browse graphic for Delmarva Surficial Aquifer Thickness Map”
thumbnail 427.17 KB
dlmv_aq_thickness_METADATA.xml
“XML Metadata for Delmarva Surficial Aquifer Thickness Map”
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to inform resource managers and the public about the thickness of the surficial aquifer of the Delmarva Peninsula. Thickness of the surficial aquifer can impact nutrient transport and characteristics of groundwater flow paths which can in turn effect the fate and transport of contaminants.
Browse graphic for Delmarva Surficial Aquifer Thickness Map
Browse graphic for Delmarva Surficial Aquifer Thickness Map

Map

Communities

  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia Water Science Center

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7610XFT

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