Bedrock topography of central Iowa

IMAP 1609



The bedrock in Iowa (Hershey, 1969) generally is ovelain by deposits of glacial drift and alluvium. The drift, comprised of glacial till and glacial outwash, varies in thickness from less than 1 foot to more than 400 feet; the alluvium in central Iowa varies in thickness from less than 1 foot to about 60 feet. The configuration of the bedrock suface is the result of a complex system of ancient drainage courses which were developed during a long period of preglacial erosion and during shorter, but more intense, periods of interglacial erosion. This map, for a 10 county area in central Iowa, is the seventh of a series of 9 reports that will provide statewide coverage of the bedrock surface of Iowa. 

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Bedrock topography of central Iowa
Series title IMAP
Series number 1609
DOI 10.3133/i1609
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description 2 plates: 25.52 x 42.40 inches and 27.36 x 43.29 inches
Country United States
State Iowa
Scale 5000000
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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