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Data on well characteristics and well-pair characteristics for estimating high groundwater levels in selected areas of Massachusetts

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1939-10-31
End Date
2017-09-30

Citation

Barclay, J.R., and Mullaney, J.R., 2020, Data on well characteristics and well-pair characteristics for estimating high groundwater levels in selected areas of Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NM2PHP.

Summary

A method to estimate the probable high groundwater level in Massachusetts, excluding Cape Cod and the Islands was developed in 1981. The method, commonly called the “Frimpter Method,” uses a groundwater measurement from a test site, groundwater measurements from an index well, and a distribution of high groundwater levels from wells in similar geologic and topographic settings. Historic groundwater-level statistics (maximum and 90th percentile groundwater level and annual groundwater-level range) were calculated for 153 wells in Massachusetts and nearby States to update the method inputs. In addition, as part of a comparison of approaches to determine the best index well for a given site, a multiple linear regression equation was developed [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Janet R Barclay
Process Contact :
Janet R Barclay
Originator :
Janet R Barclay, John R Mullaney
Metadata Contact :
Janet R Barclay
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
New England Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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MA_network_well_pair_data.csv 990.58 KB
Prediction_Model_output.csv 1.28 MB
MA_network_well_data.csv 23.8 KB

Purpose

Data were assembled and analyzed as part of a review of the Frimpter method, which is a common method to estimate high groundwater levels for sites in Massachusetts, for the purpose of land development, or in the siting of onsite wastewater systems. Data are provided here on the historic groundwater-level statistics and the inputs and outputs of a regression model which was tested as a means of identifying the best index well to be used in the Frimpter method.

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