This is a brief report on an interesting hill occurring on the Cary drift plain in central Story County. The hill is situated in sections 7 and 8, T. 84 N., R. 22 W., about four miles north of Nevada. It forms a conspicuous, isolated prominence in an area of several square miles of relatively featureless drift plain. The hill is about two miles long, and one-quarter mile wide. The long axis is directed northwest-southeast with an essentially even crest line. The maximum height of the hill above the adjacent plain is about 60 feet as shown on a profile along the road between sections 7 and 8. (See Figure 1) Our attention was first directed to the hill because of its distinctly lighter color as observed on air photos, its isolated occurrence, and its position with respect to drainage.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1955 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Thomas, L. A.; Hussey, K. M.; and Roy, C. J.
"A Drumlinoid Hill, Story County, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 62(1), 361-365.
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