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RI64 Results of Hydrogeologic Studies of the Cypress Swamp Formation, Delaware

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RI64 Results of Hydrogeologic Studies of the Cypress Swamp Formation, Delaware
Publication Type:
Report of Investigation
Publication Date:
Dec 2002
Authors:
Andres, A.S., Howard, C.S.
Abstract:

The Cypress Swamp Formation is the surficial geologic unit in south-central Sussex County, Delaware. Detailed hydrologic observations made as part of four separate studies between 1995 and 1999 show that the Cypress Swamp Formation consists of a complex assemblage of moderately permeable sands and low permeability organic and inorganic silts and clays that form a heterogeneous shallow subsurface hydrologic system that is between about 5 and 15 feet thick. Aquifer tests show that hydraulic conductivity ranges between 0.55 and 40 ft/day, with an arithmetic mean of 13 feet/day.

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Andres, A.S. and Howard, C.S. , 2002, Results of Hydrogeologic Studies of the Cypress Swamp Formation, Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Report of Investigation 64

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