|The first block from the left, titled Layer, contains 6 buttons that will place overlays on the state map and project area. For example, in order to view transportation routes, click the TRNS button. In order to display water wells and surface water quality sampling points, click the POINT button. In order to display the Public Land Survey System, click the PLSS button. For a more detailed explanation of each of the buttons, click on Layer at the top of the block.|
|The second block from the left, titled Select, contains 5 buttons that will allow the user to select the method or type of data retrieval, and one button that will allow the user to automatically zoom in and center on a specific township, range and section. For example, in order to see a geologic column in the project area, click the GEOL COL button, and then, following the instructions at the top of the map, click a point in the project area to bring up a geologic column. In order to retrieve available data for a water well or surface water quality sampling point, click the POINT button. Data that can be retrieved for a point may consist of water well completion report, lithology, casing schedule, water levels, water quality, etc. In order to generate a cross section, click the CROSS button and follow the instructions at the top of the map. Please note that the direction of view for each cross section is shown at the top of the generated cross section. The direction of view is based upon the orientation of the cross section. In order to automatically zoom in and center on a specific township, range and section, click the ZOOM button and follow the instructions. For a more detailed explanation of each of the buttons, click on Select at the top of the block.|
|The third block from the left, titled Center Point, contains 2 buttons that will allow the user to zoom in or out one scale factor from the center of the current displayed area. The link to Instructions at the top will take the user back to this page. The link to Feedback at the bottom will allow the user to email feedback to us. Please use this option if you have any suggestions or comments.|
|The fourth block from the left, titled Zoom Factor, contains 8 buttons that allow the user to zoom on the project area using a magnification factor ranging from 1x to 128x. In order to zoom, click the zoom factor desired, and then, following the instructions at the top of the map, click a point to have as the center of the new scale map. Please note that at a zoom factor of 16x or greater, township, range and select section numbers will be displayed if the Public Land Survey (PLSS) layer is activated.|
|The fifth block from the left, titled Pan Map, contains 9 buttons that allow the user to pan the map one half screen in any one of eight points of the compass. In addition, the center button will reset the map to the original opening screen.|
|At the left side of the map, the user will notice a color-coded key of geologic formations that corresponds to formations encountered in the project area. In order to determine the locations of wells used to delineate each geological formation, click the button at the top of the key and then click the geological formation of interest. It will be noticed that some geological formations or portions of some formations were delineated using limited data. As a result, inferred depths to, or elevations of, formations in those areas may be subject to change.|
The data presented within this project are designed to be used as a first step in an investigation. The data presented are not designed to be a substitute for an onsite field investigation or a site-specific study.