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Unread 10-08-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Default Does anyone know how deep to drill a well

I was wondering how deep wells are drilled in mohave county. I'm planning to buy there. thanks for the help
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Unread 10-08-2007, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Probably best to call one of the local well drillers. They have maps that show the depths of current wells. I don't know about Mohave county, but here in Yavapai county, the depths can vary greatly from area to area.
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Unread 10-08-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Yes, call a drilling firm, or check with a local geologist, or even your county government agencies for the information you want. Water levels can vary every few hundred feet or so from where you drill.
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Unread 10-09-2007, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I was wondering how deep wells are drilled in mohave county. I'm planning to buy there. thanks for the help
Have you poked around the USGS website to see if there is info you could use?
USGS Ground-Water Data for Arizona
Just north of Kingman a friend is getting his drilled to 600 foot.
Just depends on which area
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Unread 10-09-2007, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale - Phoenix
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Yeah, I don't know about Mohave, but a buddy of mine has a 500 foot well in Desert Hills which is just southeast of Anthem.
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Unread 11-09-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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H-man11,
Arizona Department of Water Resources has everything you'll need to know about water availability and quality throughout the state. Very useful site for what you're looking for.
(azwater.gov/dwr)
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Unread 11-10-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I should mention in Montana our well is 200' hit water at 100' and pumps 10gpm. So life is great up there and here we depend on the city to keep the taps flowing.

You may want to use a water wicher to locate a good spot to drill to avoid a 1200' deep well.
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Unread 11-10-2007, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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I think it all depends on how far down the water level is, some areas are as deep as 200 ft., others might only be around 75, Ive seen it.
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Unread 11-18-2007, 11:38 AM
 
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Default Well depth

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I was wondering how deep wells are drilled in mohave county. I'm planning to buy there. thanks for the help
What area you going to be in, have you decided yet?

I heard from 400-1,200 ft.

I recently got bid's from one well company that supports this.

One property is estamated at 400 ft. One guy in this area drilled 458 ft. and they had to come back and drill another whole an extra 50-100ft. Fortunately for him this particular co. only charge him for the additional 100ft.

One at 600ft
one at 900ft

This range is from North Kingman area into the Golden Valley area.

I would add about another 100 ft . Hope this helped.

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Unread 11-19-2007, 09:53 PM
 
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A friend of mine who buys/sells land in AZ also digs wells to improve the land he is selling. He goes at least 500 feet. I've seen others say that and it appears like a reasonable number. He's had to go further too.
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