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Information about groundwater, wells, and streamflow
in central Wisconsin

Because of the proposals for commercial bottled-water facilities in central Wisconsin, staff of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey have received many requests for information about groundwater, wells, streams, and springs in the central part of the state. Although none of our current publications address bottled water specifically, we do have several publications containing data and/or analyses that could be useful in understanding the issues surrounding such facilities. These publications include the following:

Effects of irrigation on streamflow in the Central Sand Plain of Wisconsin (E.P. Weeks and H.G. Stangland, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 1971). No longer available for purchase, but as a downloadable PDF file from the U.S. Geological Survey's Web site: <http://wi.water.usgs.gov/pubs/OFR-sandplain/index.html>.

Effects of irrigation on water quality in the sand plain of central Wisconsin. Includes water-table map (scale 1:24,000). (S.M. Hindall, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Information Circular 36, 1978, $5.00).

Hydrogeology of Wood County, Wisconsin. Includes maps showing altitude of water table and location of groundwater-quality sampling sites, landfills, and irrigated fields (scale 1:100,000). (W.G. Batten, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Information Circular 60, 1988, $6.00).

Groundwater flow systems and recharge in the Buena Vista basin, Portage and Wood Counties, Wisconsin (K.R. Bradbury and others, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Information Circular 72, 1992, $7.00).

Irrigable Lands Inventory, Phase I: Groundwater and related information. Includes water-table elevation maps for the following counties: Adams, Jackson, Juneau, Marathon, Marquette, Monroe, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood (scale 1:126,720), and a regional aquifer potential map (scale 1:500,000). (I.D. Lippelt and R.G. Hennings, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Miscellaneous Paper 81-1, 1981, $15.00).

The WGNHS publications may be purchased by mail, telephone, or over the counter from the Map Sales office of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, 3817 Mineral Point Road, Madison, Wisconsin 53705-5100, telephone 608/263.7389; hours 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You may also fill out and fax an order form (in Adobe® Acrobat® format) to us at 608/262.8086.

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