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Hydrogeologic data for the Eagle River-Chugiak area, Alaska

January 1, 1979

Water for the Eagle River-Chugiak area is provided by private, subdivision and trailer court wells. Data from these wells were stud-ied to determine aquifer materials, yield, well depth and depth to water.

The aquifer material is unconsolidated glacial or alluvial gravel and sand and bedrock from the McHugh Complex, the unnamed metamorphic complex and the Kenai Formation. The median well yield for bedrock wells is 2 gallons per minute and the median well yield for wells completed in unconsolidated aquifers is 10 gallons per minute. Well depths may vary widely where wells are drilled into bedrock or glacial till but are more uniform where wells are drilled into alluvial gravels and sand. A continuous water table is not defined in the Eagle River-Chugiak area.

Publication Year 1979
Title Hydrogeologic data for the Eagle River-Chugiak area, Alaska
DOI 10.3133/wri7959
Authors Paula R. Johnson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series Number 79-59
Index ID wri7959
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse