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Geospatial data to assess karst aquifer systems between Albany and Buffalo, New York (ver. 4.0, January 2024)

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

Using publicly available data for Livingston and Monroe counties, New York, a series of geospatial overlays were created at 1:24,000 scale to examine the bedrock geology, groundwater table, soils, and surficial geology. Bedrock and surficial geology were refined using extant bedrock maps, well and borehole data from water- and gas-wells, soil data, and lidar data. Groundwater data were collected from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Geological Survey water-well databases to estimate the groundwater table. Soil data were used to examine soil thickness over bedrock and infiltration. An inventory of closed depressions was created using reconditioned lidar-derived bare-earth digital elevation models (DEMs) and a modeled stream network. Closed depressions were identified from the processed DEMs using threshold criteria of 10 and 30 centimeters (3.9 and 11.8 inches) for depth and 100 square meters (1076 square feet) for area. A combination of hydrologic, mining, and cultural features was used to eliminate false positives and filter out features that overlie existing waterbodies, streams, and mines and to remove artificial dams along roadways and railways. This data release includes shapefiles containing the well data information including location, well depth, depth to bedrock, and groundwater depth; bedrock geology; surficial geology; interpolated bedrock surface contours; interpolated groundwater surface contours; soil saturated hydraulic conductivity; soil classes; and modeled closed depressions of 10 cm and 30 cm depth thresholds. This release also contains rasters of the interpolated bedrock surface, interpolated groundwater surface and land use.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Harvested from DOI EDI

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:606b0691d34edc0435c3638d
Data Last Modified 20240103
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Publisher Hierarchy White House > U.S. Department of the Interior > U.S. Geological Survey
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