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Water resources of the Redwood River watershed, southwestern Minnesota

Hydrologic Atlas 345

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Abstract

The Redwood River watershed contains 739 square miles underlain by glacial drift and sedimentary and crystalline rocks.

The land surface slopes gently northeastward and eastward from altitudes greater than 1900 feet at the southwestern edge to less than 850 feet at the mouth of the Redwood River in the east. The area has slight local relief shaped by continental glaciation. The Redwood River and its tributaries, many of which are ephemeral, and ponds and lakes in the area provide water for local use and habitat for wildlife. The glacial drift and sedimentary rocks yield generally adequate water supplies for municipalities, households, and farms.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Redwood River watershed, southwestern Minnesota
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
345
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
3 Plates: 43.0 x 40.5 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Redwood River watershed
Scale:
250000
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N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N