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Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes of the upper glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers on Long Island, New York, in March-April 2000, with a summary of hydrogeologic conditions

February 1, 2003

The three main water-bearing units on Long Island, New York--the upper glacial aquifer (water table) and the underlying Magothy and Lloyd aquifers--are the sole source of water supply for more than 3 million people. Water-table and potentiometric-surface altitudes were contoured from water-level measurements made at 394 observation, public-supply, and industrial-supply wells during March-April 2000. In general, water-level altitudes in the upper glacial, Magothy, and Lloyd aquifers were lower throughout most parts of Long Island than those measured during March-April 1997. Changes in altitude during this period ranged from an increase of about 6 feet in the Magothy aquifer in southwestern Nassau County to a decrease of more than 8 feet in the upper glacial aquifer in eastern Suffolk County.

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