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Brief description as of April, 1968, of the geology and hydrology of the Lake Minnequa area, Pueblo, Colorado, and suggested solutions for trouble caused by a high water table

Open-File Report 72-344

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Abstract

Lake Minnequa lies in a poorly drained broad upland buried valley west of the valley of Salt Creek. Immediately north of Lake Minnequa the buried valley is sharply constricted in sees. 11 and 12, T. 21 S., R. 65 W., where it is entrenched in a buried ridge of bedrock (see geologic map).  The bedrock throughout the buried valley is composed of calcareous shale, limestone, and chalk of the Smoky Hill Shale Member of the Niobrara Formation.  These beds are relatively impermeable to the flow of ground water, but contribute large quantities of sodium sulfate to both the surface and ground water.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Brief description as of April, 1968, of the geology and hydrology of the Lake Minnequa area, Pueblo, Colorado, and suggested solutions for trouble caused by a high water table
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
72-344
Year Published:
1972
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Report: 8 p.; 1 Plate: 7.5 x 10.4 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
City:
Pueblo
Other Geospatial:
Lake Minnequa
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y