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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Nov. 24, 1997

New topographic maps of three western Kansas counties now available

LAWRENCE--New topographic maps of Haskell, Stanton, and Lane counties are now available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas.

The maps show the elevations and contours of the earth's surface, along with a variety of other natural and man-made features.

The new map of Lane County, for example, shows drainage patterns along the North, Middle, and South forks of Walnut Creek, West Salt Creek, Cottonwood Creek, and Hackberry Creek. It also shows caliche pits, pipelines, radio towers, and airplane landing strips

Lines showing elevation are drawn in meters, and the maps are drawn at a scale of 1:100,000, so that one inch on the map equals about 1.5 miles of actual distance.

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

Copies of the new Haskell, Stanton, or Lane county maps are available from the Survey's Publications Sales Office, 1930 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047 (or call 785-864-3965). The cost is $5.00, plus $1.28 for shipping and handling. Kansas residents should add 6.9% sales tax on the entire amount of the order.

Story by Rex Buchanan, (785) 864-3965
Kansas Geological Survey, Publications and Public Affairs