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Datasets of the Potentiometric Surface of Groundwater-Level Altitudes Near the Planned Highway 270 Bypass, East of Hot Springs, Arkansas, July–August 2017

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2017-07-24
End Date
2017-08-28

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Nottmeier, A.M, and Hays, P.H., 2019, Datasets of the Potentiometric Surface of Groundwater-Level Altitudes Near the Planned Highway 270 Bypass, East of Hot Springs, Arkansas, July–August 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TD9WK0.

Summary

These datasets include wells, springs, and contours used to construct the Hot Springs Highway 270 bypass pre-construction potentiometric-surface map. During the summer of 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey and Hot Springs National Park Service collected groundwater measurements from 66 wells - 59 measurements were used to construct a potentiometric-surface map of wells screened in the Ouachita Mountains aquifer system. The pre-construction potentiometric-surface map provides an early, baseline assessment of groundwater levels and flow directions which will be compared to a later, post-construction groundwater potentiometric-surface map. In addition, comparisons to the pre-construction map will help to identify areas of groundwater-level [...]

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Point of Contact :
Anna M Nottmeier
Originator :
Anna M Nottmeier, Phillip D Hays
Metadata Contact :
Anna M Nottmeier
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

Purpose

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) plans to construct an extension of the Highway 270 bypass located east of the City of Hot Springs and Hot Springs National Park (HOSP) in Garland County, Arkansas. The planned bypass extension will run for approximately 5 miles from south Highway 70 to the north at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 5. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with ArDOT and Hot Springs National Park Service, have undertaken the Hot Springs Bypass Groundwater Monitoring Project, a study that will collect groundwater data before, during, and after highway construction to inform concerns regarding potential impacts on recharge to the hot springs of HOSP and to shallow groundwater that provides water supply for many homes along the highway corridor. The bypass study also provides data addressing requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act to collect hydrologic information. The USGS is conducting the study to provide unbiased and scientifically defensible data on the status of the Ouachita Mountains aquifer system along the planned bypass.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7TD9WK0

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