Hearings Before the Committee on the Public Lands of the House of Representatives, Relating to the Reclamation and Disposal of the Arid Public Lands of the West, January 11 to 30, 1901

Hearings Before the Committee on the Public Lands of the House of Representatives, Relating to the Reclamation and Disposal of the Arid Public Lands of the West, January 11 to 30, 1901

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... very well informed as to the distribution and relations of the water-bearing strata. In some places, however, we do not know the recise thickness of the overlying formations, data which can only be etermined by the sinking of wells. That will be an important result of experimental wells. The CHAIRMAN. Were the original wells in Dakota which resulted in the ascertainment of the presence of this quantity of water sunk at Governmental ex ense, or by private enterprise? Mr. DARTON. hey were sunk by private enterprise. The CHAIRMAN. What is to hinder the people of Nebraska from doing the same thing? Mr. DARTON. The waters lie very much deeper, we think, in Nebraska and western Kansas, at least in much of the area. Wells have been sunk to the depth of 1,000 feet or more. _Mr. GRIFFITH. You think wells of the ordinary depth will not do? Mr. DARTON. Yes; and private resources in much of the Plains country are not suflicient to venture on the deep wells that are necessary to thoroughly test this question. The average private enterprise car ries a well down only about 1,000 feet, as the expense rapidly increases below that depth. Mr. BURKE. Do ou think you would get a flow at 2,000 feet? Mr. DARTON. I think there are excellent prospects of flows at depths of from 1,500 to 2,000 feet in most portions of the area and at less de ths in others. r. BURKE. Our deeper wells in South DaKota--1,500-foot wells, for instance--sim ly flow; that is all. There is no pressure. _ Mr. DARTON. ' hose are only the ones on very high land, though. Mr. BURKE. Yes. _ Mr. DARTON. The " head" of the water has a certain altitude, and some of the higher lands of that ortion of eastern South Dakota are above this altitude. Flowing we s which are near the limit of...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123684629X
  • 9781236846297