Oklahoma Aquifer

Oklahoma Aquifer - the Garber sandstone and Wellington...

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Mark Sullivan Geology 1014 Section 24 October 22, 2007 Oklahoma Aquifer “Garber-Wellington Aquifer” The Central Oklahoma Aquifer was formed by an ancient river system. This Aquifer also known as the Garber-Wellington Aquifer covers about 8,000 square kilometers. It is located in the Central Lowland Physiographic Province. Recharge for this aquifer comes from precipitation and percolation. Garber sandstone and the Wellington Formation make up the most of this aquifer. The maximum thickness is 1,000 feet with a saturated thickness from 150 to 650 feet. The base for freshwater found between 500 to 1,000 feet. The aquifer’s wells have the capability to give anywhere from 100 to 500 gallons per minute. Caution must be taken when wells are drilled greater than 900 feet because saline has been detected. Many communities rely on the aquifer’s groundwater. Water is only used from
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Unformatted text preview: the Garber sandstone and Wellington formation to do Chase, Council Grove, and admire Groups possible contamination which would could cause harm to thousands in the population. Locally intense pumping has the adverse effect of causing saline water to up rise. This can cause numerous problems with the fresh water. To prevent from such matter occurring, the GWA was set up to protect the groundwater. Oklahoma government has also recommended ways of protecting the aquifer in such ways as using less fertilizers, prohibit industrialization in possible high potential of pollution of groundwater, and also to protect wetlands. Mark Sullivan Geology 1014 Section 24 October 22, 2007 Works Cited Morris, Kyle E. “Central Oklahoma Aquifer.” 2005 <http://academic.emporia.edu/schulmem/hydro/TERM %20PROJECTS/Morris/Wetland%20Soils%20history.htm>...
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENG 1113 taught by Professor Watkins during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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