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The Upper Midwest Water Science Center performs scientific spatial analyses and creates full-featured, web-based database applications, data visualizations, and decision support tools. We use our collective expertise in cartography, science, and web technology to create custom products that are practical, intuitive, and focused on our cooperators’ needs.

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Streamflow distribution maps for the Cannon River drainage basin, southeast Minnesota, and the St. Louis River drainage basin, northeast Minnesota

Streamflow distribution maps for the Cannon River and St. Louis River drainage basins were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources, to illustrate relative and cumulative streamflow distributions. The Cannon River was selected to provide baseline data to assess the effects of potential surficial sand mining, and the St.

Flood-inundation maps for a 15-mile reach of the Kalamazoo River from Marshall to Battle Creek, Michigan

Digital flood-inundation maps for a 15-mile reach of the Kalamazoo River from Marshall to Battle Creek, Michigan, were created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help guide remediation efforts following a crude-oil spill on July 25, 2010. The spill happened on Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River near Marshall, during

Geologic and hydrologic aspects of tunneling in the Twin Cities area, Minnesota

This report presents the results of a pilot study of geologic and hydrologic aspects of tunneling in part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul (Twin Cities) metropolitan area, Minnesota. The Minnesota Geological Survey collected, compiled and interpreted geologic and engineering-test data and the U.S. Geological Survey complies and interpreted hydrologic data. The report was prepared on behalf of the U.S.

Bedrock geologic map of the southern part of the Diorite and Champion 7 1/2 minute quadrangles, Marquette County, Michigan

This map illustrates the bedrock geology of part of the Marquette iron range in the Diorite and Champion 7 ½-minute quadrangles. The area includes part of the Marquette trough, a synclinorium containing rocks of the Marquette Range Supergroup (Precambrian X) and older Precambrian W basement gneiss. Among the Precambrian X rocks is the economically important banded iron-formation, and the oldest ro

Aeromagnetic map of parts of Marquette, Dickinson, Baraga, Alger, and Schoolcraft Counties, Michigan, and its geologic interpretation

The U. S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Geological Survey Division of the Michigan Department of Conservation, is conducting a comprehensive restudy of the iron-bearing districts of Michigan. The use of aeromagnetic data is one of the fastest and most reliable methods for outlining the areal distribution of magnetic iron-formation and thus is of material value in assessing the iron re

Bedrock topography of the eastern and central Mesabi Range, northeastern Minnesota

The Mesabi iron-mining district or range, is in north-eastern Minnesota, 60 to 85 miles west of Lake Superior. The Mesabi Range, in this report, includes the iron-mining belt, ¼ of a mile to 3 miles wide, that extends for 120 miles in a northeasterly direction across Itasca and St. Louis Counties. It is the area of economically important iron-bearing formation and associated rocks, now mostly buri