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Data for ground-water test hole near Zamora, Central Valley Aquifer Project, California

January 1, 1994

Preliminary data are presented for the first of seven test holes drilled as a part of the Central Valley Aquifer Project which is part of the National Regional Aquifer Systems Analysis Program. The test hole was drilled in the SW 1/4 SE 1/4 sec. 34, T. 12 N. , R. 1 E., Yolo County, California, about 3 miles northeast of the town of Zamora. Drilled to a depth of 2,500 feet below land surface, the hole is cased to a depth of 190 feet and equipped with three piezometer tubes to depths of 947, 1,401, and 2,125 feet. A 5-foot well screen is at the bottom of each piezometer. Eighteen cores and 68 sidewall cores were recovered. Laboratory tests were made for mineralogy, hydraulic conductivity, porosity , consolidation, grain-size distribution, Atterberg limits, X-ray diffraction, diatom identification, thermal conductivity, and chemical analysis of water. Geophysical and thermal gradient logs were made. The hole is sampled periodically for chemical analysis and measured for water level in the three tapped zones. This report presents methods used to obtain field samples, laboratory procedures, and the data obtained. (USGS)

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Data for ground-water test hole near Zamora, Central Valley Aquifer Project, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr82510
Authors J.J. French, R. W. Page, G.L. Bertoldi
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 82-510
Index ID ofr82510
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse