The demand for artesian waters in the State of Iowa is not to be connected with unfavorable climatal conditions. The State is well watered; a considerable number of rather large streams and numerable smaller ones combine to make it, from a hydrographic standpoint, unique among prairie states. The annual rainfall is a little more than thirty-five inches and chiefly comes at a time of year when every crop necessity is fully supplied. The main grounds upon which artesian waters are sought, therefore, are first, the convenience of such flows for farm and urban use, and second, the supposed purity of such waters. These are the prime reasons which have induced exploratory drilling, the chief results of which it is the purpose of this notice to record.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Call, R. Ellsworth
"Artesian Wells in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 1(Pt. 2),.
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