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The hydrologic setting of lakes in Minnesota and adjacent states; with emphasis on the interaction of lakes and ground water

Open-File Report 76-81

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Abstract

The hydrologic settings of 150 randomly-selected lakes in the north-central United States were investigated by principal component analysis as a first attempt to develop a general classification of the hydrologic setting of lakes. Precipitation-evaporation balance and the water quality parameters have high factor loadings on the first principal component. Highest loadings on component 2 are for streamflow in and out of the lakes. Components 3 and 4 are characterized by geology and ground-water flow parameters. The drainage basin area/lake area ratio, the overland runoff parameter, has the highest loading on component 5.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
The hydrologic setting of lakes in Minnesota and adjacent states; with emphasis on the interaction of lakes and ground water
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
76-81
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
xiii, 237 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N