Geology and ground water resources of Grand Forks County

Bulletin 53
Prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the North Dakota State Water Commission, the North Dakota Geological Survey, and the Grand Forks County Water Management District; This report was also published as North Dakota County Ground Water Studies 13
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Grand Forks County in northeastern North Dakota is underlain by glacial drift, westward-dipping Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rocks and Precambrian igneous and metamorphic rocks. Glacial drift that covers the bedrock reaches a maximum thickness of 455 feet. It can be differentiated into 5 drift sheets, each of which in turn can be separated into till units, lake clay and silt units, and sand and gravel units. Relief on the bedrock surface is much greater than that on the present glacial topography. In western Grand Forks County, the bedrock rises 600 feet from east to west at the Pembina escarpment, whereas the surface elevations rise only 300 feet.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Geology and ground water resources of Grand Forks County
Series title Bulletin
Series number 53
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher North Dakota Geological Survey
Publisher location Grand Forks, ND
Contributing office(s) North Dakota Water Science Center, Dakota Water Science Center
Description 3 Parts: Variously Paginated; Maps
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Grand Forks County
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