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Ground and surface water in the Mesabi and Iron Range area, northeastern Minnesota

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Ground and surface water in the Mesabi and Iron Range area, northeastern Minnesota; 1965; WSP; 1759-A; Cotter, R. D.; Young, H. L.; Petri, L. R.; Prior, C. H.

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Within the Mesabi-Vermilion Iron Range area, water of good quality is available from the Biwabik Iron-Formation, from stratified drift, and from lakes and streams. About 700 bgy (billion gallons a year) leaves the area as surface water, of which about one-third comes from ground water. Leached, oxidized, and fractured parts of the Biwabik Iron-Formation yield as much as 1,000 gpm (gallons per minute) to wells. Much of the permeable stratified drift within the area underlies the Ice-Contact region and the Horainal and Ice-Contact region, and several wells drilled in drift have been pumped at rates of more than 1,000 gpm. Parts of three major drainage basins lie within the area, and lakes compose about 5 percent of the area. Low-flow [...]

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