Geologic Atlas of Scott County, Minnesota

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/>The Scott County Geologic Atlas contains the following plates:<br/>Plate 1: Database Map<br/>Plate 2: Bedrock Geology<br/>Plate 3: Surficial Geology<br/>Plate 4: Quaternary Stratigraphy<br/>Plate 5: Bedrock Topography, Depth to Bedrock, and Bedrock Geology Models<br/>Plate 6: Subsurface Recharge and Surface Infiltration<br/><br/>Typically Minnesota Geologic Atlas projects are done in two parts. Part A covers basic geology and creates databases of primary source information such as wells and soil borings. Part B covers hydrogeology and ground water sensitivity. Some ground water sensitivity-related information is covered in Plate 6 of this atlas. There will be no Part B for the Scott County Geologic Atlas.

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Last Updated August 25, 2015, 10:02
Created July 23, 2015, 21:01
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dsCurrentRef Digital files used to compile the Scott County Geologic Atlas were developed 2004-2006. Geologic maps were created based on information available to MGS during that time period.
dsModifiedDate 2015-08-21 23:46:36
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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