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Water resources of the Rum River Watershed, east-central Minnesota

Hydrologic Atlas 509

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

The Rum River, a tributary of the Mississippi River, drains an elongate area of about 1,550 square miles. The source of the Rum River is Mille Lacs Lake. Much of the northern half of the watershed is forested, and there are large areas of swampland. Population is most concentrated in the southern half, where agriculture is the dominant economic activity.

Except for scattered Precambrian igneous rock outcrops in the central third of the watershed, bedrock is covered by glacial drift. In the southern third, the drift includes considerable amounts of outwash and is directly underlain by Cambrian and Precambrian sedimentary rocks.

Greatest topographic relief is in morainal areas around Mille Lacs Lake. The central third of the watershed slopes gradually southward, grading into the relatively flat area of surficial outwash. 

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Rum River Watershed, east-central Minnesota
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
509
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
St. Paul, MN
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
3 Plates: 36 x 52 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Scale:
500000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
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