Abstract

The program of engineering exploration and the quantitative study of ground water storage and recharge to assure Canton, Ohio, of a permanent ground water supply of predetermined magnitude are summarized herein.Two completely separate aquifers, one underlying the other, were found in the area. A pumping test was made in each formation and the results were used as a basis for determining the number and type of horizontal collectors needed to develop 10 mgd of firm water. This necessitated the design and construction of dual-purpose collectors to infiltrate up to 18 million gallons per day from a small, nearby stream at all times. Because it is a pioneer installation, the Ohio Water Resources Board, the City of Canton, and the U. S. Geological Survey are making a careful study of the collector field as it continues to operate. Preliminary data indicate that the system was conservatively designed and will probably yield more water than was originally expected.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.