In the North and South Forks of Elkhorn 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 of the northern half of the county, and in the upper reaches of the creek valleys and some of the upland areas in the southern half, will produce enough water for a domestic supply, except during dry weather. In the upland areas of the northern two-thirds of Scott 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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