In the northwestern and north-central region of Metcalfe County, more than three-quarters of the drilled wells in uplands are adequate for a domestic supply. Yields as high as 50 gallons per minute have been reported from wells penetrating large solution channels. In the southern third of the county, and along the low-lying areas in the East and South Fork of the Little Barren River, only a few wells yield enough for a domestic supply. Numerous springs with flows ranging from a few gallons per minute to 5,000 gallons per minute are found in the county. Minimum flows generally occur in early fall, and maximum flows in late winter.

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