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Water resources of the Kettle River watershed, east-central Minnesota

Hydrologic Atlas 437

Prepared in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Waters, Soil, and Minerals
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Abstract

The topography of the Kettle River watershed is formed primarily by glacial deposits that mantle the bedrock.

The glacial deposits are generally less than 100 feet thick. Bedrock consists of several types and occasionally crops out at land surface. Topography ranges from gently rolling to steeply undulating. About 1,060 square miles is drained by the Kettle River and its tributaries, and about 510 square miles by smaller streams that are direct tributaries to the St. Croix River. Peat and swamp areas are common, particularly in the eastern part of the area. Most of the watershed is forested, mainly with hardwoods.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Kettle River watershed, east-central Minnesota
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
437
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
4 Plates: 47.0 X 36.5 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Kettle River watershed
Scale:
250000
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