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Document Type

Research

Abstract

A systematic investigation of geology and ground-water resources of Iowa has been carried on for many years by the State Geological Survey, more recently in cooperation with the Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. The purpose of the current study is to collect and analyze data on the geology and on the occurrence, quantity, quality, and development of ground water throughout Iowa; to assist individuals and municipal, State, and Federal groups in the solution of problems relating to water supply from wells and springs; and to prepare for publication or other distribution such information as is of value to the citizens of Iowa and to the national economy. An important basis for most of this work comprises the study of drill cuttings and related information furnished by well drillers. This informal cooperation by drillers has expanded importantly the knowledge of the geologic and the ground-water conditions in Iowa, and increasingly accurate forecasts are possible as to the rocks that will be encountered in wells and the occurrence and mineral quality of the waters.

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

266

Last Page

287

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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