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A progress report on the test-well drilling program in the west part of Antelope Valley, California

January 1, 1994

This progress report presents the results of a test-well drilling program undertaken by the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey in the western part of Antelope Valley, Calif.

Eight test wells were drilled by the rotary method, and electric and lithologic logs were made of each well.

A water-level-contour map was drawn, based on water-level measurements in the test wells and other wells. On the basis of data from these wells, the Neenach and Randsburg-Mojave faults were located. The concealed trace of another fault, north of the Randsburg-Mojave fault, was postulated from water-level data.

This progress report considers the feasibility of utilizing a part of the Antelope Valley ground-water basin as a natural water-storage reservoir. The West Antelope ground-water subunit could probably be used as a large-volume holdover storage reservoir.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1966
Title A progress report on the test-well drilling program in the west part of Antelope Valley, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr667
Authors R. M. Bloyd
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 66-7
Index ID ofr667
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization