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A revision to the hydrogeologic framework of the Virginia coastal plain southwest of the James River was developed by USGS during 2019-2021. This revision includes modifications to existing understanding of the groundwater system in Prince George, Surry, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Southampton counties and the cities of Franklin and Suffolk in southeast Virginia. This USGS data release contains a csv file of interpreted borehole hydrogeologic-unit top-surface altitudes, a shapefile of the study area extent, a shapefile of faults within the study area, shapefiles of altitude contours for 12 hydrogeologic-unit top surfaces, shapefiles of hydrogeologic-unit margins for 10 hydrogeologic-units in the coastal plain of...
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A digital model of the sedimentary Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system is composed of 20 rasters and hydrogeologic unit extent polygons. Rasters describe the top elevations of regional aquifers and confining units at a resolution of 2640 feet (1/2 mile). The rasters are clipped to the extent polygons, which represent the spatial extents of the hydrogeologic units onshore and several miles offshore. This three-dimensional hydrogeologic model was constructed as part of a U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program study of groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain (NACP) aquifer system, including parts of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina....
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Digital hydrogeologic datasets were developed for the Rondout-Neversink study area in upstate New York in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These datasets define the hydrogeologic framework of the valley-fill aquifer and surrounding till-covered uplands within the study area. Datasets include: bedrock elevation raster, lacustrine silt and clay top and bottom elevation rasters, lidar minimum elevation raster, lacustrine extent polygon, valley-fill extent polygon, and surficial geology polygons. Elevation layers were interpolated at 125-foot discretization to match the model grid cell size.
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More than 11,500 well records, such as geophysical logs, drilling descriptions, and published hydrogeologic framework information, were evaluated to help characterize the framework of hydrogeologic units in and near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas. Additional geophysical data were collected to improve the spatial coverage across the study area and to reduce uncertainty with regard to hydrogeologic unit extents. The evaluation of existing data plus the collection of new geophysical data provided that basis for developoing a refined understanding of how the saturated thickness of the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity aquifers vary throughout the study area.
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Declining groundwater levels in and near Gaines, Yoakum, and Terry Counties in the Texas Panhandle have raised concerns about the amount of available groundwater and the potential for water-quality changes resulting from dewatering and increased vertical groundwater movement between adjacent water-bearing hydrogeologic units. More than 9,800 well records, such as geophysical logs, drilling descriptions, and published hydrogeologic framework information, were evaluated to help characterize the framework of hydrogeologic units in the study area. Additional geophysical data were collected to improve the spatial coverage across the study area and to reduce uncertainty with regard to hydrogeologic unit extents. Of greatest...
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Digital hydrogeologic datasets were developed for the Greene study area in upstate New York in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These datasets define the hydrogeologic framework of the valley-fill aquifer and surrounding till-covered uplands within the study area. Datasets include: bedrock elevation raster, lacustrine silt and clay top and bottom elevation rasters, lidar minimum elevation raster, lacustrine extent polygon, valley-fill extent polygon, and surficial geology polygons. Elevation layers were interpolated at 125-foot discretization to match the model grid cell size.
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Digital hydrogeologic datasets were developed for the Jamestown study area in upstate New York in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These datasets define the hydrogeologic framework of the valley-fill aquifer and surrounding till-covered uplands within the study area. Datasets include: bedrock elevation raster, lacustrine silt and clay top and bottom elevation rasters (where present), LIDAR minimum elevation raster, lacustrine extent polygon, valley-fill extent polygon, and surficial geology polygons. Elevation layers were interpolated at 125-foot discretization to match what was done in previous work.
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A hydrogeologic framework of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system was constructed as the base for a groundwater flow model developed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program to aid in the understanding of groundwater availability in select aquifer systems of the United States. The Ozark Plateaus aquifer system study area (hereinafter referred to as the “Ozark system”) is nearly 70,000 square miles and includes parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. A hydrogeologic framework was constructed to represent the altitudes and thicknesses of nine hydrogeologic units within the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system - . the Western Interior Plains confining system, Springfield Plateau...
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Note: this data release has been deprecated. Please see new data release here: https://doi.org/10.5066/P9PEFY11. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) undertook a 5-year study beginning in 2016 to assess groundwater availability for the aquifers proximal to the Gulf of Mexico from the Texas-Mexico border to the western part of the panhandle of Florida; these aquifers are collectively referred to as the coastal lowlands aquifer system. This study is one of several regional groundwater availability studies being done as part of the USGS Water Availability and Use Science Program. Groundwater from the coastal lowlands aquifer system is used mainly for public, irrigation, and industrial supply. Land-surface subsidence...
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These data were released prior to the October 1, 2016 effective date for the USGS’s policy dictating the review, approval, and release of scientific data as referenced in USGS Survey Manual Chapter 502.8 Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release. PP1773_unit_alt_grid is a polygon shapefile of surface altitudes for 16 hydrogeologic units as described in report Professional Paper 1773. Surface altitudes were interpolated and discretized to the 2-mile by 2-mile rotated grid used to simulate groundwater flow in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina. Altitudes are available for 17 surfaces, hydrogeologic unit layer 1 (top - land surface) through Layer 16 (top...
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As part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program study of Appalachian Plateaus aquifers, bottom elevations and thicknesses were determined for Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian hydrogeologic framework units in the Appalachian Plateaus, covering parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Thickness values for these units were compiled at point locations from available sources (Martens, 1945; McKee and Crosby, 1975; Craig and Connor, 1979; Ryder and others, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015) and used to interpolate surfaces representing thicknesses, contact elevations, and outcrop elevations using...
A previously completed mineral resources assessment of the Texas Coastal Plain indicated the potential for future discovery of uranium resources. Composite hydrogeologic frameworks can be used in geoenvironmental assessments as a tool to understand potential effects of mining operations. Data for a composite hydrogeologic framework are documented in this data release. The hydrogeologic framework focused on the composite hydrogeologic unit consisting of the upper part of the Miocene-age Fleming Formation/Lagarto Clay, Pliocene-age Goliad and Pleistocene-age Willis Sands, Pleistocene-age Lissie and Beaumont Formations, and Holocene-age alluvial sediments (fluvial alluvium and eolian sand deposits). This composite...
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The Glacial Environments and Surficial Sediments geodatabase (GESS) data includes a polygon file with multiple attributes which describe the lithology, geomorphology, and related depositional environment of Quaternary-age surfical sediments in the glaciated conterminous United States. These attributes include: the map unit (GESS_MU), a geomorphic modifier (GESS_Modifier), a sediment stratification indicator (SedStrat), and a a sediment texture classification (Texture6). Possible GESS_MU values include: alluvial sediment, colluvial sediment, eolian sediment, lacustrine sediment, marine sediment, organic sediment, outwash, ice-contact deposits, island, residual soils, soliflucted sediment, till, bedrock, fill, and...
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A hydrogeologic framework of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system was constructed as the base for a groundwater flow model developed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program to aid in the understanding of groundwater availability in select aquifer systems of the United States. The Ozark Plateaus aquifer system study area (hereinafter referred to as the “Ozark system”) is nearly 70,000 square miles and includes parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. A hydrogeologic framework was constructed to represent the altitudes and thicknesses of nine hydrogeologic units within the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system - . the Western Interior Plains confining system, Springfield Plateau...
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These data were released prior to the October 1, 2016 effective date for the USGS’s policy dictating the review, approval, and release of scientific data as referenced in USGS Survey Manual Chapter 502.8 Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release. The hydrogeologic framework for the Lake Michigan Basin model was developed by grouping the bedrock geology of the study area into hydrogeologic units on the basis of the functioning of each unit as an aquifer or confining layer within the basin. Available data were evaluated based on the areal extent of coverage within the study area, and procedures were established to characterize areas with sparse data coverage. Top and bottom...
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A digital model of the sedimentary Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system is composed of 20 rasters and hydrogeologic unit extent polygons. Rasters describe the top elevations of regional aquifers and confining units at a resolution of 2640 feet (1/2 mile). The rasters are clipped to the extent polygons, which represent the spatial extents of the hydrogeologic units onshore and several miles offshore. This three-dimensional hydrogeologic model was constructed as part of a U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program study of groundwater availability in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain (NACP) aquifer system, including parts of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina....
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The bedrock geology for the Glacial Environments and Surficial Sediments (GESS) geodatabase is an amalgamation of several “Integrated Geologic Map Databases for the United States” (Dicken and others, 2008; Ludington and others, 2007; Nicholson and others, 2007-1,-2,-3; Stoeser and others, 2007). Using the LITH62 and LITH62MINO attribute values from that series of maps and the associated lithclass 6.2 code text descriptions from the geodatabase, spatial elements of that geodatabase were grouped. A new GESS attribute was created, “Litho_class,” and each spatial element was given a Litho_class value of non-carbonate sedimentary rock, carbonate rock, non-carbonate metamorphic rock, volcanic rock, plutonic rock, or unconsolidataed...
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This USGS data release contains (1) geologic-unit top-surface altitudes in boreholes and (2) aquifer-test time-series water-level drawdowns, recoveries, and supporting data from the Piney Point aquifer in Virginia from 2009 through 2015. Extents, compositions, configurations, and geologic relations of six geologic units that compose the Piney Point aquifer were determined from geologists’ logs of sediment core and cuttings, borehole geophysical logs, and drillers’ logs. The Piney Point aquifer is characterized to address information needs for water-resource management in the Virginia Coastal Plain. Information on the Piney Point aquifer can benefit water-resource management in siting production wells, predicting...
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Digital hydrogeologic datasets were developed for the Cortland study area in upstate New York in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. These datasets define the hydrogeologic framework of the valley-fill aquifer and surrounding till-covered uplands within the study area. Datasets include: bedrock elevation raster, lacustrine silt and clay top and bottom elevation rasters, lidar mean elevation raster, lacustrine extent polygon, valley-fill extent polygon, and surficial geology polygons. Elevation layers were interpolated at 125-foot discretization to match the model grid cell size.
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A hydrogeologic framework of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system was constructed as the base for a groundwater flow model developed as part of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Availability and Use Science Program to aid in the understanding of groundwater availability in select aquifer systems of the United States. The Ozark Plateaus aquifer system study area (hereinafter referred to as the “Ozark system”) is nearly 70,000 square miles and includes parts of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. A hydrogeologic framework was constructed to represent the altitudes and thicknesses of nine hydrogeologic units within the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system - . the Western Interior Plains confining system, Springfield Plateau...


map background search result map search result map Borehole Locations and Altitudes for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Extents for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Thicknesses ASCII files for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Digital elevations and extents of regional hydrogeologic units in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system Digital elevations and extents of regional hydrogeologic units in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system Borehole geologic-unit top-surface altitude and aquifer-component test data for the Piney Point aquifer, Virginia from 2009 through 2015 Glacial Environments and Surficial Sediments (GESS) Geodatabase for the Glaciated, Conterminous United States Data Used to Assess the Hydrogeologic Framework with Emphasis on the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers, in and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas, 2018 Time-Domain Electromagnetic Data Used in the Hydrogeologic Framework Development and Refinement for the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers In and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas Bedrock Lithology for Glaciated Conterminous United States Cortland study area hydrogeologic framework layers Data used for developing a composite hydrogeologic framework for inclusion in a geoenvironmental assessment of undiscovered uranium resources in Pliocene- to Pleistocene-age geologic units of the Texas Coastal Plain Greene study area hydrogeologic framework layers Rondout Neversink study area hydrogeologic framework layers Jamestown study area hydrogeologic framework layers Hydrogeologic Data for the Development of the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System Regional Groundwater Availability Study Area in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Shapefiles of hydrogeologic unit extents and top-surface altitude contours used in the revised hydrogeologic framework for the Virginia Coastal Plain Southwest of the James River Hydrogeologic framework bottom elevations and thicknesses of Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian units in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province Digital Polygon Model Grid of the Hydrogeologic Framework of Bedrock Units for a Simulation of Groundwater Flow for the Lake Michigan Basin Surface altitude of hydrogeologic layers of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina Greene study area hydrogeologic framework layers Cortland study area hydrogeologic framework layers Rondout Neversink study area hydrogeologic framework layers Shapefiles of hydrogeologic unit extents and top-surface altitude contours used in the revised hydrogeologic framework for the Virginia Coastal Plain Southwest of the James River Jamestown study area hydrogeologic framework layers Borehole geologic-unit top-surface altitude and aquifer-component test data for the Piney Point aquifer, Virginia from 2009 through 2015 Data Used to Assess the Hydrogeologic Framework with Emphasis on the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers, in and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas, 2018 Time-Domain Electromagnetic Data Used in the Hydrogeologic Framework Development and Refinement for the Ogallala and Edwards-Trinity Aquifers In and Near Gaines, Terry, and Yoakum Counties, Texas Extents for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Thicknesses ASCII files for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Data used for developing a composite hydrogeologic framework for inclusion in a geoenvironmental assessment of undiscovered uranium resources in Pliocene- to Pleistocene-age geologic units of the Texas Coastal Plain Borehole Locations and Altitudes for each of the Hydrogeologic Units of the Ozark Plateaus Aquifer System Digital elevations and extents of regional hydrogeologic units in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system Digital elevations and extents of regional hydrogeologic units in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain aquifer system Digital Polygon Model Grid of the Hydrogeologic Framework of Bedrock Units for a Simulation of Groundwater Flow for the Lake Michigan Basin Surface altitude of hydrogeologic layers of the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina Hydrogeologic Data for the Development of the Hydrogeologic Framework of the Coastal Lowlands Aquifer System Regional Groundwater Availability Study Area in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Hydrogeologic framework bottom elevations and thicknesses of Permian, Upper Pennsylvanian, Lower Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian units in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province Glacial Environments and Surficial Sediments (GESS) Geodatabase for the Glaciated, Conterminous United States Bedrock Lithology for Glaciated Conterminous United States