Geologic Atlas of Carlton County, Minnesota (Part A)

A County Geologic Atlas is a systematic study of a county's geologic and ground water resources. Geologic studies include both near-surface deposits and bedrock. Ground water studies include flow systems, aquifer capacity, and ground water chemistry. In some areas sand and gravel deposits, sinkholes, or other features are studied. Interpretation of sensitivity to pollution is also part of an atlas. The information is organized, analyzed, and displayed using geographic information technology.<br/><br/>Most Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment projects are done in two parts. The Minnesota Geological Survey covers basic geology and creates databases of information such as wells and soil borings in part A. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) handles hydrogeology and ground water sensitivity layers in Part B. Completion of a project's two parts is staggered: Part A is completed about two years before Part B, compiling information used to create part B. Parts A and B are published and distributed as two separate products.

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Last Updated August 25, 2015, 10:04
Created July 23, 2015, 21:01
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dsCurrentRef Digital files used to compile the Carlton County Geologic Atlas, Part A, were developed 2007-2009. Geologic maps were created based on information available to MGS during that period.
dsModifiedDate 2015-08-21 23:46:35
dsOriginator Minnesota Geological Survey (MGS)
dsPurpose County Geologic Atlas and Regional Hydrogeologic Assessment information is used in planning and environmental protection efforts at all levels of government. Wellhead protection and well-sealing programs are examples of local programs that need geologic and ground water information. The information is also used by businesses and the general public.

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