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Water resources of the Pine River Basin, southeastern Michigan

Hydrologic Atlas 327

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Abstract

The land surface of the Pine River basin, an area of 194 square miles, is a relatively flat or gently undulating northwest to southeast trending glacial lake plain.

The plain is interrupted by small streams and by a series of former glacial lake beaches. Other irregularities are the morainal hills in the headwaters and the morainal areas that form a large part of the basin divide. Altitudes range from 850 feet above mean sea level in the northwest corner of the basin to 578 feet at the mouth of the Pine river.

Drainage is not well developed in the basin. Many stream courses are poorly defined, having cut only from 3 to 10 feet below the adjacent plain. For this reason, ditches and drains are necessary to effectively drain parts of the basin. There are a few small scattered ponds, but no lakes within the basin.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Pine River Basin, southeastern Michigan
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
327
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Michigan Water Science Center
Description:
Plate: 34.5 x 45 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Michigan
Other Geospatial:
Pine River basin
Scale:
25000