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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, January 2, 2001

New Map of Kiowa County Available

LAWRENCE--A new topographic map of Kiowa County is now available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas.

The map shows the elevations and contours of the earth's surface, along with a variety of other natural and manmade features.

The Kiowa County map, for example, depicts the rugged terrain and numerous springs along the drainage divide north of the Medicine Lodge River and its tributaries. Other features shown on the map are gravel pits, radio towers, feedlots, and landing fields.

The map was produced by the U.S. Geological Survey and are drawn at a scale of 1:100,000, so that one inch on the map equals about 1.5 miles of actual distance. Lines showing elevation are drawn in meters.

In addition to county topographic maps, the Survey carries more detailed topographic maps of the entire state.

Copies of the new Kiowa County map are available from the Survey's Publication Sales Office, 1930 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047 (or call 785-864-2157). The cost is $5.00, plus shipping and handling. Kansas residents should add 6.9% sales tax on the entire amount of the order.

Story by Liz Brosius, (785) 864-2063

Kansas Geological Survey, Publications and Public Affairs