Claiborne and Gordon Aquifers
Water levels in nine Claiborne aquifer wells and one Gordon aquifer well were used to define groundwater conditions in southwestern and east-central Georgia. Water in the Claiborne and Gordon aquifers can be confined or unconfined. Hydrographs showing water levels in two wells in the Claiborne aquifer and one well in the Gordon aquifer (below) illustrate monthly mean water levels for the period of record. The hydrographs show periodic upward or downward trends that reflect changes in precipitation and pumping. During 2010, about 59 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) were withdrawn from the Claiborne aquifer in Georgia, primarily for irrigation withdrawal (Lawrence, 2016).
Period of Record (POR) and Ten Year Trends
Well Locations with Ten Year Trend Icons
Arrow icons represent upward or downward water level trend. Calculations based on last 10 years of data.
Dot icon represents trend slope less than 0.01 ft/yr. or less than 100 data points from the last 10yrs. of data.
Split color icons represent wells with graphs.
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Monthly Mean Data Graphs
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Station name: 12L019
Station name: 06K010
Station name: 32Y033
- 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.