Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Skarke, Adam

Committee Member

Kirkland, Brenda L.

Committee Member

Schmitz, Darrel W.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


Oktibbeha County, Mississippi depends on the Gordo Formation for fresh water. This formation has never been analyzed as to its limits as the exclusive groundwater source for Oktibbeha County. The last extensive groundwater study in this area was done in 1965 and included the surrounding counties while focusing on the larger cities in that area. This project studied the aquifer systems within the county and determined the groundwater resources for the county with its growing population. Groundwater was analyzed for future usability as a public supply. Potentiometric surface maps were also updated in the area to reflect current groundwater levels and projected groundwater levels. Updated cross sections were also created for a more detailed understanding of the geologic units and hydraulic properties of the aquifer systems in the area.