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Letter of Transmittal


Table of Contents

Chapter I—General Considerations

Rate of flow of ground water

Porous surface materials resting on an impervious floor.

A porous bed between two impervious beds

On mineral waters


Chapter II—River Valleys

Arkansas River

Blue River

Caney River

Cimarron River

Delaware River

Kansas River

Marais des Cygnes River

Neosho River

Ninnescah River

Rattlesnake River

Republican and Sappa Rivers

Solomon River

Verdigris River

Walnut River

Chapter III—Areas Covered with Glacial Debris

Geographical extent

Character of material

Water conditions

Additional areas

Chapter IV—The Tertiary Area of Western Kansas

Water-bearing conditions

Amount of water in the Tertiary

Chapter V—On Prospecting for Shallow Water

Chapter VI—Ground Water Within Stratified Rocks

The Galena-Pittsburg area

Quality of water

The Cherokee shales

Rocks of the Marmaton stage

Rocks of the Pottawatomie stage

Rocks of the Douglas stage

Succeeding Carboniferous stages

The Flint Hills area and the Flint Hills dip plane

The McPherson-Newton water area

The McPherson area

Water from the Dakota sandstone

Explorations already made within the Dakota


The Red Beds


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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web June 9, 2017; originally published 1913.
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