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Geology and ground water resources of Wells County, North Dakota

Bulletin 51

Prepared by the North Dakota Geological Survey in cooperation with the North Dakota State Water Commission, the United States Geological Survey, and the Wells County Board of Commissioners; this report was also published as North Dakota County Ground Water Studies 12
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Abstract

Wells County is in east-central North Dakota on the eastern flank of the Williston Basin. It is underlain by 4000 to 6000 feet of Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks that dip gently to the west. The uppermost Cretaceous rocks, the Hell Creek, Fox Hills and Pierre Formations, lie directly beneath the glacial drift; isolated exposures of the Fox Hills and Pierre rocks occur in the Sheyenne River valley. Glacial drift covers the entire area averaging about 100 feet thick. In certain buried valleys it is more than 400 feet thick.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Geology and ground water resources of Wells County, North Dakota
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
51
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
North Dakota Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Grand Forks, ND
Contributing office(s):
North Dakota Water Science Center
Description:
3 Parts: Variously Paginated; Maps
Country:
United States
State:
North Dakota
County:
Wells County