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Designation of principal water-supply aquifers in Minnesota

Water-Resources Investigations Report 81-51

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Abstract

Fourteen aquifers, ranging from Precambrian to Quaternary in age , have been identified as the principal sources of water to wells in Minnesota. Half the municipal population and nearly all the rural population depend on water from these aquifers. Buried and surficial sand and gravel aquifers of Quarternary age occur in nearly all areas of the State. The State 's ground water generally contains less than 1,000 milligrams per liter dissolved solids, except in the extreme southwest, northeast, and western areas. Saline water is present at depth throughout the State. Six principal water-quality types are present in the aquifers. Calcium magnesium bicarbonate type water, the most common, is generally present throughout the upper part of the ground-water system. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Designation of principal water-supply aquifers in Minnesota
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
81-51
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1981
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iii, 19 p. :maps ;28 cm.