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Records of selected wells in the West Branch Cayuga Inlet/Fish Kill Aquifers in the Town of Newfield, Tompkins County, New York

August 30, 2021

In 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Town of Newfield and the Tompkins County Planning Department, began a study of the stratified-drift aquifers in the West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill valleys in the Town of Newfield, Tompkins County, New York. The objective of this study was to characterize the hydrogeology and water quality of the stratified-drift aquifers in the West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill valleys and produce a summary report of the findings. The spatial extent and hydrogeologic framework of these unconsolidated aquifers were delineated using existing data, including soils maps, well records, geologic logs, topographic data, and published reports. These geospatial datasets support U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021-5064, "Geohydrology and Water Quality of the Stratified-Drift Aquifers in West Branch Cayuga Inlet and Fish Kill Valleys, Newfield, Tompkins County, New York".