This area extends along Keilley creek some ten miles and northward along Skunk River and Bear creek about the same distance from their confluence. In a marginal zone the water rises nearly to the surface but does not flow from the wells. This is a shallow well area, the depths being about sixty feet. The reservoir seems to be found in the floodplain gravels of one or more Pre-Wisconsin rivers whose valleys were partly filled with glacial till, tightly sealing the reservoir. Much water is being wasted through neglect to provide some of the wells with faucets. Some of the geological relations of the vicinity are also discussed.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1932 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Smith, John E.
"The Story-Hamilton Artesian Area,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 39(1), 196-196.
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