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Digital water-level elevation contours for the Vamoosa-Ada aquifer in east-central Oklahoma
Entry ID: USGS_ofr96-444_wlelev


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Summary
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 sets that could be used in ground-water vulnerability analysis.

This data set consists of digitized water-level elevation contours for the
Vamoosa-Ada aquifer in east-central Oklahoma. The Vamoosa-Ada aquifer is an
important source of water that underlies about 2,320-square miles of parts of
Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Creek, Lincoln, Okfuskee, and Seminole Counties.
Approximately 75 percent of the water withdrawn from the Vamoosa-Ada aquifer is
for municipal use. Rural domestic use and water for stock animals account for
most of the remaining water withdrawn. The Vamoosa-Ada aquifer is defined in a
ground-water report as consisting principally of the rocks of the Late
Pennsylvanian-age Vamoosa Formation and overlying Ada Group. The Vamoosa-Ada
aquifer consists of a complex sequence of fine- to very fine-grained sandstone,
siltstone, shale, and conglomerate interbedded with very thin limestones. The
water-yielding capabilities of the aquifer are generally controlled by lateral
and vertical distribution of the sandstone beds and their physical
characteristics. The Vamoosa-Ada aquifer is unconfined where it outcrops in
about an 1,700-square-mile area.

The water-level elevation contours were digitized from a mylar map, at a scale
of 1:250,000, used to publish a plate in a ground-water report about the
Vamoosa-Ada aquifer. The water-level elevation contours in this data set extend
west of the aquifer outcrop to areas where Vanoss Group rocks overlie the Ada
Group. The data set also includes a water-level elevation contour for a terrace
deposit east of the aquifer outcrop near the North Canadian River. Water-level
elevations range from 800 to 1,000 feet above sea level for the Vamoosa-Ada
aquifer.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 37.0008 S: 34.8716  E: -96.0525  W: -96.8152

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Abbott, Marvin M.; Runkle, Donna; Rea, Alan
Dataset Title: Digital water-level elevation contours for the Vamoosa-Ada aquifer in east-central 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
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: map


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1986-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OKLAHOMA


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 64 meters
Longitude Resolution: 64 meters


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >AQUIFERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >WATER TABLE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >CONTOURS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Use Constraints
This data set was digitized from a map published at a scale of
1:250,000. Water-level elevation contours 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 map (40 inches by 13 inches) with a maximum registration
root-mean-squared error (RMSE) of 0.012 map inches (0.030 map
centimeters) or 243 feet (74 meters) ground distance.


Keywords
GIS
groundwater vulnerability
groundwater levels
water levels
groundwater level elevation
groundwater level elevation contours
water level elevation contours
water level contours
water level elevation
Ada aquifer
Vamoosa aquifer
Vamoosa-Ada aquifer
Vamoosa Formation
Ada Group


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist
Dataset ID: Open-File Reports on diskette. OFR 96-444

Data Center Personnel
Name: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA



Data Center Personnel
Name: KENNETH J. LANFEAR
Phone: (703) 648-6852
Fax: (703) 648-5644
Email: lanfear at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: 3-1/2 inch floppy disk
Distribution_Format: ARCE and DLG
Fees: Call for cost information

Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Size: 154526 bytes
Distribution_Format: ArcInfo export format
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: ftp
Fees: No fees


Personnel
MARVIN M. ABBOTT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 405-843-7570
Email: mmabbott at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
202 NW 66th St., Bldg. 7
City: Oklahoma City
Province or State: Oklahoma
Postal Code: 73116
Country: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Publications/References
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996a, Digital geologic map of the Ardmore-Sherman
quadrangles, south-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-370, based on a scale of 1:250,000, 3 diskettes. (Available in
nonproprietary and ARC/INFO formats.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996b, Digital geologic map of Enid quadrangle,
north-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-377, based on a scale of 1:250,000, 4 diskettes. (Available in nonproprietary and ARC/INFO formats.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996c, Digital geologic map of Oklahoma City quadrangle,
central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-378, based on a scale of 1:250,000, 2 diskettes. (Available in nonproprietary and ARC/INFO formats.)

D'Lugosz, J.J., McClaflin, R.G., and Marcher, M.V., 1986, Geohydrology of the Vamoosa-Ada aquifer east-central Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular 87, 42 p.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-10-03


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