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Main Title Optimum Utilization and Management of Water Bearing Formations Hydraulically-Connected to a Stretch of the Connecticut River.
Author Mott, Ward S. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1970
Report Number OWRR-A-021-MASS; A-021-MASS-(1),; 03919
Stock Number PB-197 118
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Management) ; ( Ground water ; Connecticut) ; Ground water recharge ; Urban areas ; Aquifers ; Water wells ; Fluid infiltration ; Hydrogeology ; Connecticut River
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-197 118 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 26p
The investigation examined the ground-water resources and ground-water-recharge potential of the Greater Springfield Complex--a high-density urban area surrounded by a rural peripheral area that will soon undergo urban development. Highly productive gravel and sand aquifers of glacial outwash underlie parts of the peripheral areas, especially west of East Mountain and in the towns of Granby, Hampden and Wilbraham, Mass. Also, a buried channel of outwash yields copious ground-water supplies which are used by the municipality of South Hadley. This buried channel overlain by poorly permeable silt and clay may contain large undeveloped supplies of ground water in the South Hadley and South Springfield areas. Potential artificial recharge sites occur along areas of glacial outwash in the Greater Springfield Complex. Programs could be developed to recharge surface-water into the aquifers during winter and spring and withdraw the ground water during the heavy water demand periods of summer and fall. Recharge to wells by induced infiltration is possible along some of the tributaries to the Connecticut River such as the Chicopee River, Scantic River, and Great Brook. (Author)