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Water resources in the vicinity of municipalities on the west-central Mesabi Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota

Water Supply Paper 1759-C

Prepared in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation
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Abstract

Additional supplies of water are available near the municipalities or the west-central Mesabi Iron Range. The largest sources are the ground-water aquifers in the Biwabik Iron-Formation and the stratified glacial drift. Areas of stratified drift that probably have good water potential have been outlined. Surface-water supplies are negligible in the eastern part of this area but increase toward the west. Flow records from one gaging station, results of discharge measurements at two miscellaneous sites, and data from many wells and test holes are presented.

Most of the ground water is hard and has a high concentration of iron and manganese. The surface water generally has a high concentration of. iron and is colored. Analyses of water from many sources are .shown.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water resources in the vicinity of municipalities on the west-central Mesabi Iron Range, northeastern Minnesota
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1759
Chapter:
C
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
Document: iv, 21 p.; Plate: 24.5 x 28.5 inches
Country:
United Statess
State:
Minnesota
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