Clayton Aquifer

Water levels in eight wells were used to define groundwater conditions in the Clayton aquifer in southwestern Georgia. In this area, water in the Clayton aquifer is confined and influenced mostly by pumping. Hydrographs for selected wells (below) illustrate monthly mean water levels for the period of record. The hydrographs show periodic upward or downward trends that reflect changes in pumping. During 2010, about 23 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) were withdrawn from the Clayton aquifer in Georgia, primarily for irrigation and public-supply withdrawals (Lawrence, 2016).

Period of Record (POR) and Ten Year Trends
Station Name County POR First
Month/Year
POR Trend
(ft/yr)
Ten Year
Trend (ft/yr)
14P014 Crisp xx xx yy
11L002 Dougherty xx xx yy
12L020 Dougherty xx xx yy
13L002 Dougherty xx xx yy
06K009 Early xx xx yy
11P014 Lee xx xx yy
07N001 Randolph xx xx yy
09M007 Randolph xx xx yy

Well Locations with Ten Year Trend Icons

up arrow icon down arrow icon    Arrow icons represent upward or downward water level trend. Calculations based on last 10 years of data.
dot icon    Dot icon represents trend slope less than 0.01 ft/yr. or less than 100 data points from the last 10yrs. of data.
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Station name: 13L002
County: Dougherty
Number: 313554084062501

Slope (ft/yr):

Station name: 07N001
County: Randolph
Number: 314602084473701

Slope (ft/yr):

Station name: 14P014
County: Crisp
Number: 315731083542301

Slope (ft/yr):

Station name: 11P014
County: Crisp
Number: 315353084192501

Slope (ft/yr):

References

  • Lawrence, S.J., 2016, Water use in Georgia by county for 2010 and water-use trends, 1985–2010 (ver. 1.1, January 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1230, 206 p., accessed August 24, 2016, at https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151230.