The Surface and Underground Water Resources of Maryland, Including Delaware and the District of Columbia

The Surface and Underground Water Resources of Maryland, Including Delaware and the District of Columbia

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...109 feet deep. Water occurs in the No. 2 horizon which, at this locality, is a bed of coarse gravel overlain by a white, sandy clay. The well had a large yield but it was abandoned because the water formed a hard glass-like scale in the boilers. G. Ober & Sons Company, foot of Hull Street, near the ferry landings, has had several wells drilled. One well which was sunk in 1891 has a yield of about 20 gallons per minute from the No. 2 horizon at a depth of 90 feet. In 1897 a second well was sunk to a depth of 110 feet and gave about 30 gallons per minute. The present well, 130 feet deep, was drilled in 1901 and has a yield of 30 gallons per minute, probably from horizon No. 1. At 125 feet a water horizon was encountered that supplied water having a brilliant red color. The ground at this place is thoroughly saturated with sulphuric acid which rapidly destroys the casings and renders the water unfit for use within less than six years from the time the wells are drilled. Louis Ehrman, 1032-34 Haubert Street, has a well 128 feet deep which yields about 40 or 45 gallons of water per minute. This water occurs in a fine white sand belonging to the No. 1 horizon. At the Baltimore Dry Dock Co., close to Fort McHenry, there is a well 118 feet deep which has a fair yield of soft water. The water horizons in the wells enumerated below have not been correlated with the horizons at other localities. At the Baltimore Distillery, Russell and Carey Streets, 500 gallons per minute are obtained from eight wells 38 to 40 feet deep, The water-bearing bed is a gravel. The water contains a very high percentage of iron and is probably contaminated by impure surface water. The Hilgartner Marble Company, Sharp and Ostend Streets, had five wells, 44 to 115 feet deep, more

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  • English
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  • 1236643518
  • 9781236643513