The principal source of additional ground-water supply in the Roosevelt area of west-central Kiowa County is from alluvial deposits. Ground water can be obtained in varying amounts from the red beds of Permian age, but yields of wells are small and the water is of poor quality at most places.
Roosevelt's municipal water needs are supplied from 9 wells, 2 miles west of town (fig. 1). Eight of these wells obtain water from the red beds. The other well taps an alluvial deposit about 30 feet in thickness. It was reported that test drilling for the town of Roosevelt found this deposit to be 25 to 30 feet in thickness with only the lower few feet saturated. Development of additional water supply from either the red beds or alluvial deposit at this location is unlikely.
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