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Bulletin No. 35. The Lakes of Minnesota Their Origin and Classification
Zumberge, James H. (Minnesota Geological Survey, 1952)
 

Title 
Bulletin No. 35. The Lakes of Minnesota Their Origin and Classification

Author(s)

Issue Date
1952

Publisher
Minnesota Geological Survey

Type
Map, Report

Abstract
The most distinctive features of the surface of Minnesota are the thousands of lakes scattered irregularly over the state. Even casual observation reveals the fact that these lakes vary greatly in their character. This means that they have been formed in different ways closely related to the geologic history of the region. There are scattered references to the origin of specific lakes particularly in the Annual Reports and the volumes of the Final Reports of the Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota. There has been, however, a lack of any single systematic treatment of the geologic factors involved in the formation of the lakes. It is evident that such a geologic basis is desirable for all scientific and practical work on the lakes which form such a valuable resource. For this reason Dr. Zumberge was supported in his field work by funds allotted by the University of Minnesota to the Minnesota Geological Survey, a unit in the College of Science, Literature, and the Arts. Appreciation is due Dr. Zumberge for his painstaking work, particularly in revising his doctoral thesis to make it into a bulletin for the Geological Survey series - a task performed without remuneration. The Director also wishes to express his thanks to all who helped Dr. Zumberge in his work.

Series/Report Number
Bulletin
35

Suggested Citation
Zumberge, James H.. (1952). Bulletin No. 35. The Lakes of Minnesota Their Origin and Classification. Minnesota Geological Survey. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/57011.


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