A brief review of ground‐water conditions in Michigan

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



The State of Michigan makes up about one‐half of the area of the great Michigan Synclinal Basin, the remainder of which embraces Lakes Michigan and Huron and small parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Ontario [see 1 (p. 7) of “References” at end of paper]. The Basin has characteristics of both a geosyncline and a major structural basin. The geosynclinal origin is indicated by the facts that the Basin has been progressively downwarped, the beds thicken markedly into the central area, the outline of the course of the outcropping rocks is roughly oval, and the minor structures within the Basin are mostly parallel to the longer diameter of the downwarp. Evidence of several periods of isolation and evaporation and the absence of thick series of coarse clastic sediments in the post‐Cambrian rock‐column are features that are more characteristic of structural basins.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A brief review of ground‐water conditions in Michigan
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR021i004p01122
Volume 21
Issue 4
Year Published 1940
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 5 p.
First page 1122
Last page 1126
Country United States
State Michigan
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