Water resources in the vicinity of municipalities on the western Mesabi Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota
Water Supply Paper 1759-B
Prepared in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation
- R.D. Cotter, H.L. Young, L.R. Petri, and C.H. Prior
- Document: Document (pdf)
- Plate: Plate 1 (pdf)
- Preceding Publications:
- Water resources in the vicinity of municipalities on the Western Mesabi Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota (1963)
- Download citation as: RIS
Additional supplies of water are available near the municipalities on the western Mesabi Iron Range. Potential yields from both ground-water and surface-water sources are good. The most productive aquifers for ground-water supplies are the Biwabik Iron-Formation and the stratified glacial drift. Areas of stratified drift believed to have good water potential have been outlined. The most abundant surface-water supplies in the area of this report are from the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The ground water is generally hard and has a high concentration of iron and manganese. The surface water is generally high in iron and is colored. Analyses of water from many sources are included.
Data from many wells and test holes are given as are flow data for two discharge stations.
Additional publication details
- Publication type:
- Publication Subtype:
- USGS Numbered Series
- Water resources in the vicinity of municipalities on the western Mesabi Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota
- Series title:
- Water Supply Paper
- Series number:
- Year Published:
- U.S. Government Printing Office
- Publisher location:
- Washington, D.C.
- Contributing office(s):
- Minnesota Water Science Center
- Document: iv, 24 p.; Plate: 23 x 23 inches
- United States
- Online Only (Y/N):
- Additional Online Files (Y/N):