Lower Cretaceous aquifers

Map showing the extent of the Lower Cretaceous aquifers

Detailed Description

The major aquifers of the Northern Great Plains aquifer system are sandstones of Tertiary and Cretaceous age and carbonate rocks of Paleozoic age. These aquifers, along with regional confining units that separate some of them, form one of the largest confined aquifer systems in the United States. The lower Cretaceous aquifers contain freshwater only near where the aquifers receive recharge.


Image Dimensions: 396 x 710

Location Taken: US