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Water resources of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Water Resource Report 31

Prepared by the U. S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey and the Lehigh County Soil and Water Conservation District
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Abstract

Lehigh County occupies an area of 347 square miles in southeastern Pennsylvania. The northern part of Lehigh County is underlain by the Martinsburg Formation, which consists chiefly of shale and slate. The central part of the county, where most of the population centers are located and much of the urbanization is occurring, is underlain by alternating beds of limestone and dolomite. From oldest to youngest, these carbonate rocks are the Leithsville Formation, the Allentown Formation, the Beekmantown Group, and the Jacksonburg Formation. The southern part of the county is underlain chiefly by the shales, sandstones, and conglomerates of the Brunswick Formation and by metamorphic and igneous rocks.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Water resources of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Water Resource Report
Series number:
31
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pennsylvania Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Harrisburg, PA
Contributing office(s):
Water Resources Division
Description:
x, 263 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Lehigh County