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Geological Notes

    Naturevolume 71pages471472 (1905) | Download Citation



    FROM the Geological Survey we have received a memoir on the water supply of Lincolnshire from underground sources, with records of sinkings and borings, edited by Mr. H. B. Woodward, with contributions by Mr. W. Whitaker, Dr. H. F. Parsons, Dr. H. R. Mill, and Mr. H. Preston. In the introduction a description is given of the various geological formations with especial reference to the water-bearing strata. The bulk of the work is taken up with records of borings, among which we note particulars of a new boring in progress at Boultham for the supply of Lincoln; many records from the prolific locality of Bourn, where from one bore-hole five million gallons of water a day have been obtained; and other records from Scunthorpe, Skegness, Woodhall Spa, &c. Many analyses of water are given, and Dr. Mill contributes a useful section on rainfall, with a colour-printed map.

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