National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program - High Plains Regional Groundwater (HPGW) Study

Regional Transect Study - northern High Plains

The northern High Plains aquifer is the primary source of water for domestic, industrial, and irrigation uses in parts of Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

  • Average saturated thickness of the aquifer in the Nebraska Sand Hills region was approximately 520 feet in 2000 and the average depth to water was 90 feet.
  • In 2003, 19 nested monitoring wells at 5 locations in the Sand Hills region of Nebraska were completed at various depths in the aquifer.

Publication available at: Vertical Gradients in Water Chemistry and Age in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, Nebraska, 2003 Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5294

Water samples were collected from each well in 2003 and 2004 to measure vertical gradients in water chemistry in the aquifer.

monitoring wells at 5 locations in the Sand Hills region of Nebraska

Transect Site #1 (Lincoln Co. 3)
Well 1 (Deep) 405745100174501 Well 2 405745100174502 Well 3 405745100174503 Well 4 (Shallow) 405745100174504
Transect Site #2 (Lincoln Co. 1)
Well 1 (Deep) 405937100183501 Well 2 405937100183502 Well 3 405937100183503 Well 4 (Shallow) 405937100183504
Transect Site #3 (Lincoln Co. 2)
Well 1 (Deep) 410944100192101 Well 2 410944100192102 Well 3 410944100192104    
Transect Site #4 (Lincoln Co. 4)
Well 1 (Deep) 412213100425301 Well 2 412213100425302 Well 3 412213100425303 Well 4 (Shallow) 412213100425304
Transect Site #5 (McPherson Co. 1)
Well 1 (Deep) 413336101101001 Well 2 413336101101002 Well 3 413336101101003 Well 4 (Shallow) 413336101101004

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