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 During 2010, about 59 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) were withdrawn from the Claiborne aquifer in Georgia, primarily for irrigation withdrawal (Lawrence, 2016).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
Station Name County Water-bearing
Unit
POR First
Month/Year
POR Trend
(ft/yr)
Ten Year
Trend (ft/yr)
14P015 Crisp Claiborne xx xx yy
12L019 Dougherty Claiborne xx xx yy
13L015 Dougherty Claiborne xx xx yy
06K010 Early Claiborne xx xx yy
11P015 Lee Claiborne xx xx yy
12M001 Lee Claiborne xx xx yy
11J011 Mitchell Claiborne xx xx yy
09M009 Randolph Claiborne xx xx yy
13M005 Worth Claiborne xx xx yy
32Y033 Burke Gordon 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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Monthly Mean Data Graphs

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Station name: 12L019
County: Dougherty
Number: 313534084103001

Slope (ft/yr):

Station name: 06K010
County: Early
Number: 312827084551503

Slope (ft/yr):

Station name: 32Y033
County: Burke
Number: 330548081391103

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.