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Water resources of the Blue Earth River watershed, south-central Minnesota

Hydrologic Atlas 525

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

The Blue Earth River Watershed in Minnesota includes 3,106 square miles of land surface, which varies from fairly flat to gently rolling. The drainage extends south to include an additional 450 square miles in Iowa. The western, southern, and eastern boundaries are end moraines formed by Pleistocene glaciers. Major streams have eroded channels 40 to 75 feet deep in headwater regions and 150 to 200 feet deep near the mouth of the Blue Earth River at Mankato. In their lower reaches major streams have cut through glacial deposits and into underlying bedrock (described on ground-water sheet).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources of the Blue Earth River watershed, south-central Minnesota
Series title:
Hydrologic Atlas
Series number:
525
Year Published:
1974
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Mounds View, MN
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
3 Plates: 42.00 x 33.00 inches or smaller; Plate Explanation
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Blue Earth River watershed
Scale:
500000
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
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