Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

L.Y. Lancaster, M.C. Ford, Gordon Wilson, Finley Grise

Degree Program

Department of Biology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The domestic water supply of Warren County, outside of the city of Bowling Green, is obtained from deep wells and springs. The county is about evenly divided into a southern section of cavernous limestone and a northern section of mixed sandstone and limestone formations.

The wells of the southern cavernous limestone region receive water from unfiltered underground streams and lakes. Most of the wells of the northern region are drilled in sandstone and the water, in a majority of cases, is filtered through porous sandstone and shale.

The purpose of this study was to make a comparative pollution study of the domestic water supply of Warren County.


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