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Modifications to Filling and Emptying System of Lock No. 1, Mississippi River, Minneapolis, Minnesota =: Hydraulic Model Investigation

Description: From abstract: The existing locks at Locks and Dam No. 1 were constructed between 1929 and 1932. Problems have been experienced with accumulation of ice and debris at the intakes, air entrapment in the culverts of the filling and emptying system, excessive turbulence in the lock chamber during filling, and hazardous conditions downstream from the locks during emptying operations.
Date: December 1979
Creator: Ables, Jackson H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Disaster Tax Relief for the Midwest

Description: The Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 is intended to assist with the recovery from the severe weather that affected the Midwest during the summer of 2008. The Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 includes some similar provisions, but these are not limited to the Midwest disaster. The disaster relief in the three bills is similar to that provided to assist with the recovery from the 2005 hurricanes and the 2007 Kansas tornadoes. This report broadly discusses the disaster relief provisions in other relevant legislation.
Date: August 20, 2008
Creator: Lunder, Erika
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
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Injury Experience in the Coking Industry, 1951

Description: From Introduction and Summary: "Reports from operating companies showed that 25,715 men worked at coke ovens in 1951, about 6 percent more than were employed in 1950 and, except in 1943, the largest work force since 1930, when 28,139 men were employed. The work time for all employees was 70,190,493 man-hours. The returns indicated an average of 344 work days per man as compared with 341 days in the previous year. Accidents at the ovens resulted in the death of 10 and injury to 768 workers, both of these figures representing fewer injuries than in 1950."
Date: 1954
Creator: Reese, Seth T.; Kearney, Naomi W. & Miller, Elizabeth A.
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Pay Secrecy

Description: This issue brief discusses pay secrecy policies that nearly half of workers nationally reported that they were either contractually forbidden or strongly discouraged from discussing their pay with their colleagues. Includes a listing of state laws that protect employees in discussing pay and compensation.
Date: June 2016
Creator: United States. Department of Labor.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Resources of the Red River of the North Drainage Basin in Minnesota

Description: The report consists of three principal sections; environmental setting, water resource management, and the hydrologic system. The environmental setting describes the land and people as related to water resources. The section on water resource management is intended to provide practical information needed for the planning and management of water resources. The section on the hydrologic system is a more technical discussion of water in the Red River basin. The section on water management can be used to locate the water, determine the amount available and its quality; whereas, the section on the hydrologic system describes the operation of the system how water moves through the system and why the quality is as it is.
Date: November 1972
Creator: Maclay, R. W.; Winter, T. C. & Bidwell, L. E.
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Digital Models of a Glacial Outwash Aquifer in the Pearl-Sallie Lakes Area, West-Central Minnesota

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this investigation is to 1) study the hydrologic system in a glaciated terrain typified by numerous lakes, with particular focus on the effects of lake-ground-water interchange, 2) simulate the natural system by using two digital modeling methods--areal (map view) and vertical section, and 3) evaluate the utility of the models and determine the kinds and amount of basic data needed to obtain reasonable simulations.
Date: November 1975
Creator: Larson, Steven P.; McBride, Mark S. & Wolf, Ronald J.
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Ground Water for Irrigation in the Viking Basin, West-Central Minnesota

Description: Abstract: The Viking Basin consists of six glacial outwash areas in Douglas, Ottertail, and Todd Counties, west-central Minnesota. Total area is 340 square miles (880 square kilometers). Soils are sandy and excessively well-drained. Crops grown on the outwash would benefit from supplemental irrigation. Irrigation supplies can be obtained from wells in the surface outwash aquifer in significant parts of the large outwash areas near Carlos and Parkers Prairie and the small outwash area near Clotho. Irrigation supplies are unlikely in the outwash areas near Alexandria, Urbank, and Rose City. Major use of ground water for irrigation may lower ground-water levels sufficiently to affect lake and marsh levels and streamflow out of the irrigation areas. Water from the outwash is of excellent chemical quality for irrigation.
Date: October 1975
Creator: McBride, M. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Change Houses in the Lake Superior Region

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over change and wash houses in the Lake Superior area. As stated in the introduction, "this paper, with a few exceptions, presents data acquired in a survey, made by the author, of change houses in the Lake Superior region. All buildings, equipment, and practices were studied with regard for the health and welfare of the miner" (p. 1). This paper includes tables, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: September 1923
Creator: Kindall, Cleve Edwin
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Evaluating Cuyuna Manganese Resources by Sulfatizing

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over evaluations of manganese deposits. The results of the evaluations are listed. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1961
Creator: Prasky, Charles; Marovelli, Robert Lawrence & Joyce, Floyd E., Jr.
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Accident Experience: Iron-Ore Mines, Lake Superior District, 1940-43

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the iron-ore mining accident experience in the Lake Superior District. Frequency and severity rates of accidents between 1940 and 1943 are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Cash, Frank E. & Larsen, Reuben D.
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Safety Cars of the United States Bureau of Mines

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines discussing the mine stations and safety cars used to reach miners in distress. As stated in the report, "the purpose, equipment, personnel, and construction of its safety cars" is presented. This report includes an illustration, and a map.
Date: March 1931
Creator: Forbes, J. J. & Ankeny, M. J.
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Investigation of Copper-Nickel Mineralization in Kawishiwi River Area, Lake County, Minnesota

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on the copper-nickel deposits of Lake County, Minnesota. As stated in the introduction, "this report describes the procedures and results of the drilling program as well as the metallurgical work and laboratory studies" (p. 1). This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: November 1955
Creator: Grosh, W. A.; Pennington, J. W.; Wasson, P. A. & Cooke, S. R. B.
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Magnetic Base Stations in Lake Superior Iron Districts

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines on the magnetic base stations located in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The report evaluates the usefulness of the stations for calibration of certain instruments. This report contains tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.
Date: September 1951
Creator: Bath, Gordon D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Birds of the St. Croix River Valley: Minnesota and Wisconsin

Description: Summary of the birds of the St. Croix River Valley, including descriptions of each species' migration status and times of year, nesting season distribution, and habitat.
Date: 1981
Creator: Faanes, Craig A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Microscopic Structure and Concentratability of the Important Iron Ores of the United States

Description: Outline of Problem: "This paper covers a survey of 19 ores collected from seven of the more important iron-ore districts of the United States and is a contribution by the ore-dressing section of the United States Bureau of Mines to general research program on iron and steel being conducted by the Bureau."
Date: 1936
Creator: Cooke, S. R. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Availability and Chemical Quality of Water From Surficial Aquifers in Southwest Minnesota

Description: From introduction: The objectives of the study were to (1) determine the areal extent, thickness, and water-yielding capability of aquifers in the surficial deposits, (2) estimate the amount of water in storage in the aquifers, (3) determine the chemical quality of water in the aquifers and, (4) establish observation wells to monitor the effects of ground-water development on water levels and storage in the aquifers.
Date: 1983
Creator: Adolphson, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogeologic and Water-Quality Characteristics of the Mount Simon-Hinckley Aquifer, Southeast Minnesota

Description: From abstract: This report is one of a series on the hydrogeology and water quality of the 14 principal aquifers in Minnesota prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requested these studies because of the need for information to develop its Underground Injection Control Program.
Date: 1983
Creator: Wolf, R. J.; Ruhl, J. F. & Adolphson, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Fortran Computer Programs to Plot and Process Aquifer Pressure and Temperature Data

Description: From introduction: In this report, two programs have been developed for use in managing data derived from an aquifer thermal-energy storage (ATES) project being done by the University of Minnesota. Data are generated from temperature and pressure measuring devices that are read automatically by a datalogger. Up to 100 channels can be scanned every 10 seconds and recorded on magnetic tape or printed as paper output. Time period of up to several years of data may be represented on a single tape.
Date: 1983
Creator: Czarnecki, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogeologic and Water-Quality Characteristics of the Prairie du Chien-Jordan Aquifer, Southeast Minnesota

Description: From abstract: This report is one of a series on the hydrogeology and water quality of the 14 principal aquifers in Minnesota prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requested these studies because of the need for information to develop its Underground Injection Control Program.
Date: 1983
Creator: Ruhl, J. F.; Wolf, R. J. & Adolphson, D. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground-Water-Use Trends in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, Minnesota, 1880-1980

Description: From purpose and scope: The purpose of this report is to describe trends in ground-water use in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Minnesota, from 1880 to 1980. Water-use trends are discussed in terms of use category, volume of water used over time, aquifer, and well location.
Date: 1983
Creator: Horn, M. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hydrogeology of the Buffalo Aquifer, Clay and Wilkin Counties, West-Central Minnesota

Description: From introduction: The objective of this study are to (1) determine the areal extent and thickness of the Buffalo aquifer and the general occurrence of deeply buried aquifers, (2) determine the potential for development of water supplies from wells in the Buffalo aquifer, (3) investigate and discuss annual recharge to the Buffalo aquifer and the potential for artificially recharging the aquifer, (4) determine the chemical quality of water in the aquifer and in area streams, (5) establish a network of observation wells for monitoring water levels and water quality in the aquifer, (6) determine the relationship between the aquifer and the adjacent streams, and (7) update the information on the flow characteristics of the streams. The main focus of this study is on water in the Buffalo aquifer and on flow characteristics of streams.
Date: February 1981
Creator: Wolf, Ronald J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department