Digital water-level elevation contours for the alluvial and terrace deposits along the Cimarron River from Freedom to Guthrie in northwestern OklahomaEntry ID: USGS_ofr96-445_wlelev
Abstract: This data set was created for a project to develop data sets to support
ground-water vulnerability analysis. The objective was to create and document a
digital geospatial data set from a published report or map, or existing digital
geospatial data set that could be used in ground-water vulnerability analysis.
This data set consists of digital water-level elevation contours for the
alluvial and ... terrace deposits along the Cimarron River in northwestern Oklahoma
during 1985-86. Ground water in 1,305 square miles of Quaternary-age alluvial
and terrace deposits along the the Cimarron River from Freedom to Guthrie is an
important source of water for irrigation, industrial, municipal, stock, and
domestic supplies. Alluvial and terrace deposits are composed of interfingering
lenses of clay, sandy clay, and cross-bedded poorly sorted sand and gravel. The
aquifer is composed of hydraulically connected alluvial and terrace deposits
that unconformably overlie the Permian-age Formations.
Water-level elevations measured in 1985 and 1986 ranged from 1,650 feet to 950
feet above sea level. Regional ground-water flow is generally southeast to
southwest towards the Cimarron River, except where the flow direction is
affected by perennial tributaries. The water-level elevation contours were
digitized from a mylar map at a scale of 1:250,000. The maps were published at
a scale of 1:900,000.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Adams, Gregory P.; Runkle, Donna; Rea, Alan; Cederstrand, Joel. R.
Dataset Title: Digital water-level elevation contours for the alluvial and terrace deposits along the Cimarron River from Freedom to Guthrie in northwestern Oklahoma
Dataset Series Name: Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Oklahoma City, OK
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: mapOnline Resource: http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ofr96-445
Start Date: 1985-01-01Stop Date: 1986-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 64 meters
Longitude Resolution: 64 meters
Quality The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no
responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of this
data, software, or related materials.
Use Constraints This data set was digitized from a map published at a scale of 1:250,000. The
map represents the elevation of the water levels in the alluvial and terrace
deposits along the Cimarron River from Freedom to Guthrie, Oklahoma, in
1985-86.Water-level elevations represented at this scale are indicative of
broad, regional trends and should not be interpreted as site specific. The
water-level elevation contours were digitized from a mylar-source map (33
inches by 31 inches or 84 centimeters by 79 centimeters), with a
root-mean-squared-error (RMSE) of 0.008 map inches (0.020 map centimeters) or
167.49 feet (51.05 meters) ground distance.
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: dlrunkle at usgs.gov
202 NW 66th St., Bldg. 7
City: Oklahoma City
Province or State: Oklahoma
Postal Code: 73116
Country: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Adams, G.P., and Bergman, D.L., 1996, Geohydrology of alluvium and terrace
deposits of the Cimarron River from Freedom to Guthrie, Oklahoma: U.S.
Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4066, 57 p.
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), 1995, ARC/INFO Command Reference, ARC/INFO On-line manuals: Redlands, CA.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-05