In the valley bottoms of the Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek and their major tributaries, most drilled wells will produce enough water for a domestic supply at depths of less than 100 feet. Wells located in the smaller creek valleys throughout the county and the uplands of the southeastern part of the county will produce enough water for a domestic supply, except during dry weather. In the upland area of the rest of Franklin County (40 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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