Permitted miscellaneous wells

Figure 8-8 shows the distribution of permits permitted for miscellaneous use in the WBRB, permits issued before and after 2000, and TWE permits. Miscellaneous-use wells are located throughout the WBRB in population centers, in mineral development areas, in rural areas, and generally along rivers and larger surface drainages. The depth vs. yield tables on Figure 8-8 show that while numerous permits have been issued for all depth and yield categories, the largest number of groundwater permits were issued for depths of 0 to 50 feet and 100 to 500 feet and for yields of 0 to 25 gpm for both total permits and permits issued since 2000. More than one-quarter of all permits for miscellaneous use have been issued since 2000. More than one-third of the miscellaneous-use permits are coded or have no recorded depth. None of the TWE permits data include depth; five have coded yield information.

Permitted miscellaneous wells
Permitted miscellaneous wells


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