Figure 1. This map shows the surface geologic units in the area around
the Bingham Water District Well. The Kennebec River Valley is filled by
glacial sands and gravels. Wells in these "buried valleys" can yield large
quantities of water. The Bingham Well is located in an esker, the channel
of a glacial stream, where very coarse gravel was deposited by fast-moving
water. These deposits can be good locations for municipal wells if local
land use is compatible with maintenance of water quality.
Last updated on October 6, 2005