In the North and South Forks of Elkhorn Creek, Hickman Creek, and Boone Creek and their major tributaries, most drilled wells in the valleys will produce enough water for a domestic supply at depths of less than 100 feet. Wells located in the creek valleys and the uplands of the northern and western two-thirds of the county and in the upper reaches of the creek valleys in the eastern third will produce enough water for a domestic supply except during dry weather. In the upland areas of the eastern third of Fayette County (about 10 percent of the county), most drilled wells will not produce enough water for a dependable domestic supply unless they are drilled along drainage lines, in which case they may produce enough water except during dry weather. Throughout the county groundwater is hard or very hard and may contain salt or hydrogen sulfide, especially at depths greater than 100 feet.

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