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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Dec. 21, 1998

New Cheyenne County Topographic Map Available

LAWRENCE--A new topographic map of Cheyenne 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 man-made features.

For example, the map shows the steep-sided canyons and draws cut by streams into the thick loess deposits in the northwestern part of the county. Among these are Devil's Canyon along the Arikaree River and Hell's Canyon along the South Fork of the Republican River.

Other features shown on this county map are sandpits, radio towers, and airplane landing strips.

The maps are 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 Cheyenne County map are available from the Survey's Publication Sales Office, 1930 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047 (or call 785-864-3965). 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) 864-3965

Kansas Geological Survey, Publications and Public Affairs