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RI15 General Ground-Water Quality in Fresh-Water Aquifers of Delaware

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RI15 General Ground-Water Quality in Fresh-Water Aquifers of Delaware
Publication Type:
Report of Investigation
Publication Date:
Jul 1970
Authors:
Woodruff, K.D.
Abstract:

Information on ground-water quality in Delaware has become critical for three reasons: (1) increased water demand, (2) need for a better understanding of ground-water flow patterns, (3) need for a "base" against which future quality changes can be measured. Analyses of about 150 water quality samples from wells show that Delaware's fresh ground waters are suitable for most purposes. High iron content may occur, however, in wells tapping the Columbia and the Potomac formations. Overall, total dissolved solids in Delaware aquifers are relatively low except in the Cheswold and Frederica aquifers (Miocene), and possibly parts of the Piney Point Formation (Eocene).

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Woodruff, K.D., 1970, General Ground-Water Quality in Fresh-Water Aquifers of Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 15.

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