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The Moraines of the Missouri Coteau, and their Attendant Deposits

Description: Introduction: It seems important that several general facts should be stated for the full understanding of terms used and allusions made in this report. The field considered is the region lying between the Missouri and James rivers, and between the latitudes of Jamestown, N. Dak., and Huron, S. Dak. 1. As has been stated in papers published by Chamberlin, Upham, myself, and others, several more or less distinct moraines have been observed in the Mississippi Valley. It has been found convenient to distinguish the outermost three by special names. President Chamberlin has named them, beginning with the outermost, Altamont, Gary, and Antelope moraines, from localities south of Big Stone Lake, and these names have been quite generally adopted. Upham and others have named them the First, Second, and Third, and as the outermost two are the more prominent, they have also been called the Outer and Inner moraines. Each of these, especially the First and Second, has subordinate divisions, which mark the borders of the different lobes into which the margin of the ice sheet was often divided. 2.) It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the generally recognized features of drift formations, such as the undulating topography and the series of drift deposits, covering an area with successive layers of till in a manner which might be compared to a nest of spoons of assorted sizes, the smaller lying inside the larger. Of these spoonshaped deposits, the moraines form the outer rims. 3.) As the moraines are the most conspicuous features of the drift formations, we may take them as the basis for dividing the subject. Not only are they the most conspicuous features of the topography, but they mark culminations of glacial activity. We therefore propose reviewing our subject under the following heads: I.) The First ...
Date: 1896
Creator: Todd, James Edward

Water Resources of the Rattlesnake Butte Area, a Site of Potential Lignite Mining in West-Central North Dakota

Description: From objectives and scope: The objectives of the study were to: (1) Determine the geographic extent of the minable lignite beds and identify aquifers down to a depth of about 400 feet beneath the lower minable lignite; (2) assess the ground-water flow regime in all aquifers found; (3) evaluate the flow characteristics of the two streams draining the study area; and (5) qualitatively assess the impacts mining might have on the hydrologic system.
Date: 1983
Creator: Horak, W. F.

Hydrology of the Wibaux-Beach Lignite Deposit Area, Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota

Description: From objectives and scope: This study was undertaken in response to U.S. Bureau of Land Management concerns for the water resources of the Wibaux-Beach area in the event of lignite mining. The objectives of the study were to: (1) Define the stratigraphic sequence within a few hundred feet above and below the minable lignite; (2) define the premining hydrologic and geochemical regime of the Wibaux-Beach deposit area; and (3) describe some of the hydrologic implications of the strip-mining process. A fourth objective, the establishment of historical data base with which to access any modifications to the system attributable to future mining, was accomplished as a byproduct of the other three.
Date: 1983
Creator: Horak, W. F.

Machine-Readable Data Files from the Madison Limestone and Northern Great Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis Projects, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Description: Abstract: This report lists the machine-readable data files developed for the Madison Limestone and Northern Great Plains Regional Aquifer System Analysis (RASA) projects that are stored on magnetic tape and available from the U.S. Geological Survey. Record format, file content, and size are given for: (1) Drill-stem-test data for Paleozoic and Mesozoic formations; (2) geologic data from the Madison Limestone project; (3) data sets used in the regional simulation model; (4) hydraulic-head data for the Lower and Upper Cretaceous aquifers; and (5) geologic data for Mesozoic formations of the Northern Great Plains.
Date: 1982
Creator: Downey, Joe S.

Preliminary Digital Model of Ground-Water Flow in the Madison Group, Powder River Basin and Adjacent Areas, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska

Description: Abstract: A digital simulation model was used to analyze regional ground-water flow in the Madison Group aquifer in the Powder River Basin and adjacent areas. Most recharge to the aquifer originates in or near the outcrop areas of the Madison in the Bighorn Mountains and Black Hills , and most discharge occurs through springs and wells. Results from the model calculations indicate that the total flow through the aquifer in the modeled areas was approximately 200 cubic feet per second (5.7 cubic metres per second). The aquifer can probably sustain increased ground-water withdrawals probably would significantly lower the potentiometric surface in the Madison aquifer in a large part of the basin. The digital model could better predict the effects of withdrawals if more accurate estimates of the storage coefficient, transmissivity, and leakance could be obtained.
Date: January 1976
Creator: Konikow, Leonard F.

Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 07/15/05 to Chairman Principi CC’d to all Commissioners from Senators Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Rep Earl Pomeroy, and Gov John Hoeven of North Dakota

Description: Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 07/15/05 to Chairman Principi CC’d to all Commissioners from Senators Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Rep Earl Pomeroy, and Gov John Hoeven of North Dakota bringing to attention an enclosed Military Judgment Justifying Retaining Grand Forks Air Force Base.
Date: July 16, 2005

Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 07/14/05 to GAO Comptroller David Walker (CC’d to Chairman Principi) from the North Dakota Delegation

Description: Executive Correspondence – Letter dtd 07/14/05 to GAO Comptroller David Walker (CC’d to Chairman Principi) from the North Dakota Delegation expressing their disagreement with certain elements of the recent GAO report analyzing DoD BRAC recommendations. Their concern extends to the parts of that analysis pertaining to Grand Forks AFB.
Date: July 15, 2005