Hydrology of Southestern Minnesota

Hydrology of Southestern Minnesota - MINNESOTA GEOLOGICAL...

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Unformatted text preview: MINNESOTA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY V.W. Chandler, Interim Director HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE PALEOZOIC BEDROCK IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA Anthony C. Runkel Robert G. Tipping Minnesota Geological Survey Minnesota Geological Survey E. Calvin Alexander, Jr. Jeffrey A. Green Department of Geology and Geophysics, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Saint Paul 2003 HYDROGEOLOGY OF THE PALEOZOIC BEDROCK IN SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA Minnesota Geological Survey 2642 University Avenue West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114-1057 Telephone: 612-627-4780 Fax: 612-627-4778 E-mail address: mgs@tc.umn.edu Web site: http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs 2003 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota All rights reserved. ISSN 0076-9177 The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Recommended citation Runkel, A.C., Tipping, R.G., Alexander, E.C., Jr., Green, J.A., Mossler, J.H., and Alexander, S.C., 2003, Hydrogeology of the Paleozoic bedrock in southeastern Minnesota: Minnesota Geological Survey Report of Investigations 61, 105 p., 2 pls. This publication is accessible from the home page of the Minnesota Geological Survey (http://www.geo.umn.edu/mgs) as a PDF file readable with Acrobat Reader 4.0. Date of release: February, 2003 iii CONTENTS page ABSTRACT ........................................................................................................................................... 1 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................ 3 STRATIGRAPHY AND STUDY AREA .......................................................................................... 3 DATA AND METHODS ..................................................................................................................... 3 Hydrostratigraphic analyses .................................................................................................... 3 Hydraulic analyses ..................................................................................................................... 10 OVERVIEW OF HYDROSTRATIGRAPHIC, HYDRAULIC, AND HYDROGEOLOGIC ATTRIBUTES ............................................................................................ 14 Hydrostratigraphy ...................................................................................................................... 14 Matrix porosity and permeability ........................................................................................ 14 Secondary porosity: fractures and dissolution features .................................................... 16 Hydraulic character .................................................................................................................... 22....
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