Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Water resources of the Mississippi Headwaters Watershed, North-central Minnesota

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Water resources of the Mississippi Headwaters Watershed, North-central Minnesota; 1968; HA; 278; Oakes, Edward L.; Bidwell, L. E.

Summary

The Mississippi Headwaters watershed is a 7,608 square mile area in north-central Minnesota which includes all land drained by the Mississippi River above the Crow Wing River. From its source in Lake Itasca, 1,460 feet above mean sea level, the Mississippi River follows a semicircular 376 mile course to where it leaves the watershed at an altitude of 1,150 feet. The origin of the river is in glacial moraine. The river flows through end moraines and rolling till plains, across an extensive outwash plain occupied by large reservoir lakes, and finally across an extensive marshy plain which is the bed of an ancient glacial lake. Glacial deposits in the watershed include till, lenses of sand and gravel in till, outwash deposits of sand [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

metadata3936472652241982485.xml
Potential Metadata Source

View
3.34 KB
Thumbnail
Thumbnail

Tags

Categories
Publication
Types

Provenance

Data source
Harvester
Harvested on Tue May 31 04:24:55 MDT 2016 from MODS XML Service

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
local-index unknown ha278
local-pk unknown 68128
series unknown Hydrologic Atlas

Citation Extension

journalHydrologic Atlas
parts
typePublication Place
valueWashington, D.C.
languageEnglish
citationTypeReport

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...