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Pre-1910 Well Measurements in the United States


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Created: Aug 23, 2023 at 4:16 p.m.
Last updated: Sep 15, 2023 at 5:15 p.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.aa4e4025797c45939ae0a91a580f2aea
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Abstract

Here we present well water measurements that pre-date 1910. We compiled thousands (n=11, 369) of water level measurements reported in tables within US Geological Survey reports published in the early 1900s.

Our search for data sources took place from May-June 2021; our data compilation and transcription took place from June-October 2021; our data cleaning occurred in November 2021. Please see our metadata for detailed information on the digitization process.

Our data sources:

(a) Crider, A. F. & Johnson, L. C. Summary of the underground-water resources of Mississippi. Water Supply Paper https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp159 (1906) doi:10.3133/wsp159.
(b) Darton, N. H. Preliminary list of deep borings in the United States. Preliminary list of deep borings in the United States vol. 149 180 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp149 (1905).
(c) Fuller, M. L., Lines, E. F. & Veatch, A. C. Record of deep-well drilling for 1904. Record of deep-well drilling for 1904 vol. 264 106 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b264 (1905).
(d) Fuller, M. L. & Sanford, S. Record of deep-well drilling for 1905. Record of deep-well drilling for 1905 vol. 298 299 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b298 (1906).
(e) Veatch, A. C. Geology and underground water resources of northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas. Geology and underground water resources of northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas vol. 46 480 http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp46 (1906).

Subject Keywords

Coverage

Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
United States
North Latitude
50.1882°
East Longitude
-66.3717°
South Latitude
23.2575°
West Longitude
-129.8296°

Content

readme.txt

Pre-1910 well water measurements 
total records n=11369

id: well unique ID 
state: state well is located
county: county well is located
city: city well is located
specific_location: if more specific location information exists, documented here
township: township well is located
range: range well is located
section: section well is located
latitude*: latitude 
longitude*: longitude 
min_depth_ft: minimum depth of well 
max_depth_ft: maximum depth of well 
depth_sign: negative or positive value (sometimes indicated)
depth_text: any text associated with well depth (i.e., "springs") 
min_height_water_ft: minimum height of water (in well) 
max_height_water_ft: maximum height of water (in well)
height_water_text: any text associated with water level (i.e., "flowing", "flows") 
remarks: comments in original transcription on the well 
citation: citation for well digitization 

Related Resources

This resource updates and replaces a previous version Hilton, A., S. Jasechko (2023). Pre-1910 Well Measurements in the United States, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/90c94ca6fc4c42409261099265d8a54f
This resource is described by Annette Hilton, Scott Jasechko, Widespread aquifer depressurization after a century of intensive groundwater use in USA. Sci. Adv.9, eadh2992 (2023). DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adh2992. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adh2992

How to Cite

Hilton, A., S. Jasechko (2023). Pre-1910 Well Measurements in the United States, HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.aa4e4025797c45939ae0a91a580f2aea

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