|artesian well, st. andrews picnic area, south end, jekyll island, glynn county, georgia 1|
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© Copyright Alan Cressler 2011
|This well was drilled in 1958 and is 396 feet deep. The local USGS well name is 34G007. It is developed in a Miocene age aquifer and the water has a high hydrogen sulfide content (smells like rotten eggs). The only water-level I can find was made April 5, 1967 and it was 28.95 feet above land-surface. |
For some reason, people who find flowing wells will turn them on and leave them running. This practice promotes several bad things like mosquito breeding. I turned this one off after I photographed it.
The white color around the well is a sulfur reducing bacteria. For more information: "A unique group of bacteria, called "sulfur bacteria" or "sulfate-reducing bacteria" can change sulfate and other sulfur containing compounds, including natural organic materials, to hydrogen sulfide gas." www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/wells/waterquality/hydrosu...
|title||artesian well, st. andrews picnic area, south end, jekyll island, glynn county, georgia 1|
|date yyyymmdd hr:mn||2009:10:25 07:58:43|
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