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Hydrology of melt-water channels in southwestern Minnesota

Water Supply Paper 1809-K

Prepared in cooperation with the Division of Waters, Minnesota Department of Conservation, and the Marshall Municipal Utilities
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Abstract

Melt-water channel deposits are among the most important aquifers in southwestern Minnesota, but permeable zones within the deposits are difficult to locate. Interpretation of the depositional history of proglacial channel deposits from aerial photographs and test-hole samples indicates the position of the permeable zones. Generally, the coarse-grained deposits are in headwater areas, near the confluence of two channels, in bends, or at the junction of sluiceways. Locally, these deposits yield as much as 1,000 gallons per minute to wells.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Hydrology of melt-water channels in southwestern Minnesota
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
1809
Chapter:
K
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: iii, 11 p.; 3 Plates: 22.5 x 24.0 inches or smaller
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
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