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Ground-water data for San Nicolas Island, California, 1989-90

January 1, 1991

In an effort to gain geohydrologic knowledge and to increase the availability of ground water to the U.S. Navy on San Nicolas Island, nine test wells were drilled by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1989 and one production well was drilled by the U.S. Navy in 1990. One of the nine test wells was dry, five produced less than 10 gallons of water per day, two produced between 20 and 30 gallons per day, and one produced 400 gallons per day. The production well produced about 900 gallons per day. Water samples were collected from eight wells during 1989-90 and analyzed for concentrations of major dissolved inorganic ions and nutrients. Five of the sampled wells were constructed in 1989, one was constructed in 1990, and two were constructed prior to 1989. Data from the study are presented in tables and graphs. Included are geophysical, lithologic, and well-construction data and results obtained from well-pumping tests and from the chemical analysis of water from selected wells.

Publication Year 1991
Title Ground-water data for San Nicolas Island, California, 1989-90
DOI 10.3133/ofr91197
Authors Lowell F. W. Duell, Charles A. Kaehler
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 91-197
Index ID ofr91197
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse