This data release is a compilation of construction depth information for 12,383 active and inactive public-supply wells (PSWs) in California from various data sources. Construction data from multiple sources were indexed by the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water (DDW) primary station code (PS Code). Five different data sources were compared with the following priority order: 1, Local sources from select municipalities and water purveyors (Local); 2, Local DDW district data (DDW); 3, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Water Information System (NWIS); 4, The California State Water Resources Control Board Groundwater Ambient Monitoring and Assessment Groundwater Information System (SWRCB); and 5, USGS attribution of California Department of Water Resources well completion report data (WCR). For all data sources, the uppermost depth to the well's open or perforated interval was attributed as depth to top of perforations (ToP). The composite depth to bottom of well (Composite BOT) field was attributed from available construction data in the following priority order: 1, Depth to bottom of perforations (BoP); 2, Depth of completed well (Well Depth); 3; Borehole depth (Hole Depth). PSW ToPs and Composite BOTs from each of the five data sources were then compared and summary construction depths for both fields were selected for wells with multiple data sources according to the data-source priority order listed above. Case-by-case modifications to the final selected summary construction depths were made after priority order-based selection to ensure internal logical consistency (for example, ToP must not exceed Composite BOT).
This data release contains eight tab-delimited text files. WellConstructionSourceData_Local.txt contains well construction-depth data, Composite BOT data-source attribution, and local agency data-source attribution for the Local data. WellConstructionSourceData_DDW.txt contains well construction-depth data and Composite BOT data-source attribution for the DDW data. WellConstructionSourceData_NWIS.txt contains well construction-depth data, Composite BOT data-source attribution, and USGS site identifiers for the NWIS data. WellConstructionSourceData_SWRCB.txt contains well construction-depth data and Composite BOT data-source attribution for the SWRCB data. WellConstructionSourceData_WCR.txt contains contains well construction depth data and Composite BOT data-source attribution for the WCR data. WellConstructionCompilation_ToP.txt contains all ToP data listed by data source. WellConstructionCompilation_BOT.txt contains all Composite BOT data listed by data source. WellConstructionCompilation_Summary.txt contains summary ToP and Composite BOT values for each well with data-source attribution for both construction fields. All construction depths are in units of feet below land surface and are reported to the nearest foot.
|Title||Compilation of Public-Supply Well Construction Depths in California|
|Authors||Zeno F Levy, Joseph G Borkovich|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||California Water Science Center|
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