Maryland Department of Natural Resources


Preliminary assessment of factors affecting well yields in the fractured rock terrane of Frederick County and portions of Carroll and Montgomery Counties

2012, Burgy, K.; Duigon, M.T.

Report of Investigations 79


A pilot study was conducted in an area comprising Frederick County and the nearby areas surrounding Poolesville (Montgomery County), Taneytown, Mt. Airy, and Westminster (Carroll County), Maryland, to evaluate factors related to well yields. Data from 2,315 wells were analyzed in a preliminary assessment to determine what, if any, relation exists between well yield and geology, well depth, well construction, or other factors affecting ground-water availability in the fractured-rock terrane. The key results of the study are: