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NEW ENGLAND COASTAL BASINS NAWQA PROGRAM: GROUND-WATER STUDIES: MAJOR AQUIFER STUDIES

MAJOR AQUIFER STUDY 3: SAND AND GRAVEL AQUIFERS

Major aquifer study 3 (MAS 3) is a 30-well network in unconsolidated, surficial aquifers (also termed sand and gravel or stratified-drift aquifers) in the NECB Study Unit. The study area includes both unconfined and confined aquifer areas in valley lowlands and coastal areas, with the exclusion of the southeastern coastal region (Cape Cod and the offshore islands of Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket). The 30 wells were randomly selected from a database of gravel-packed wells used to supply municipal water (Scott, 1990). The wells were sampled during the summer and fall of 2001.

Study Location Map Water-Quality Data Photos

Sand and gravel aquifers: definition, spatial extent, and source maps:

click for map of MAS3 study area

 
Field data:
Nutrients:
Major Ions:
Trace elements:
VOCs:
Radiochemical/other:
Pesticides:
Well inventory:
thumbnail photo:  pump house
Pump house at the edge of a gravel pit in Oxford, Maine
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Public supply well inside fence (PWSID number on sign)

 

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