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Lower Potomac Group, Eastern Coastal Plain (15)

Comments on Geologic Parameters

15 Water Chemistry:

Gill and others (1963), Trapp and others (1984), and Hansen (1984) provided the results of chemical analyses of water from the lower Potomac aquifer. Their results indicate that waters are saline (>20,000 mg/L dissolved solids), although the chemistry varies. Their data are presented in the GIS.

15 Tables:

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15 Reference:

Gill, H. E., Seabar, P. R., Vecchioli, J., and Anderson, H. R., 1963, Evaluation of geologic and hydrologic data from the test-drilling program at Island Beach State Park, N.J.: New Jersey Department of Conservation and Economic Development, Water Resources Circular 12, 25 p.

Hansen, H. J., 1984, Hydrogeologic characteristics of the Waste Gate Formation, a new subsurface unit of the Potomac Group underlying the eastern Delmarva Peninsula: Maryland Geological Survey Information Circular 39, 22 p.

Trapp, H., Jr., Knobel, L. L., Meisler, H., and Leahy, P. P., 1984, Test well DO-CE 88 at Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Supply Paper 2229, 48 p.

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