Final report for the FY11 Surface Casing Estimator Site Project

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The Surface Casing Estimator Site is a website that provides estimates of possible surface-casing requirements for wells and related information. Work during FY11 for the Surface Casing Estimator Site project involved:

  1. Scanning more than 12,500 geophysical logs of the Q-log library for 12 Texas counties.
  2. Constructing digital datasets composed of geologic information related to estimating surface-casing requirements for a five-county study area in East Texas and a two-county study area in West Texas.
  3. Merging/programming the new data with the website's existing data.

The Estimator Site provides information on elevations and depths for the top and base of fresh water, base of usable-quality water, base of the underground source of drinking water, top and base of critical water-bearing stratigraphic units, aquifer names, geophysical logs, and well locations. The FY11 work also enables about 1,240 additional geophysical logs to be viewed through the Surface Casing Estimator Site.


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