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

Hydrologic Atlas 488

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

Glacial drift overlies sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks in the Snake River watershed.

The Snake River, which drains an area of about 1,030 square miles, originates in an extensive area of peat bogs in the northern part of the watershed. It flows southward across gently rolling glacial terrain in which the major relief is near the river. Near the southern boundary of the watershed, the Snake River turns eastward to its confluence with the St. Croix River. The northwest half of the watershed is heavily forested, whereas much of the southeast half has been cleared. The largest communities in the watershed, Mora and Pine City, had 1970 populations of 2,582 and 2,143, respectively.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Snake River watershed, east-central Minnesota
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
488
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
3 Plates: 44 x 35 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Snake River watershed
Scale:
250000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
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