Glacial geology and aquifer characteristics of the Big River area, central Rhode Island by Janet Radway Stone

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  • Rhode Island,
  • Big River Region.,
  • Kent County.


  • Aquifers -- Rhode Island -- Big River Region.,
  • Hydrogeology -- Rhode Island -- Big River Region.,
  • Water-supply -- Rhode Island -- Kent County.

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Statementby Janet Radway Stone and David C. Dickerman ; prepared in cooperation with the Rhode Island Water Resources Board.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report ;, 01-4169
ContributionsDickerman, David C., Geological Survey (U.S.), Rhode Island. Water Resources Board.
LC ClassificationsGB701 .W375 no. 01-4169
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3628342M
LC Control Number2002418086

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Surficial materials, well-construction characteristics, and hydraulic properties determined from aquifer tests in the Big River area, Rhode Island; PLATE. Surficial Materials Map. Glacial geology and aquifer characteristics of the Big River area, central Rhode Island [electronic resource] / by Janet Radway Stone and David C.

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Glacial River Warren, also known as River Warren, was a prehistoric river that drained Lake Agassiz in central North America between ab BP calibrated (11, and 9, 14 C uncalibrated) years ago.

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A bucket full of glacial till would have a greater mix of particle sizes. It may have cobbles and pebbles mixed in with the sand, silt and clay.

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Reviews the geological processes that shaped Jamestown, Rhode Island, the Narragansett Bay area, New England and North America. Starts with the formation of Avalonia about million years ago, continues through continental collisions, glacial modifications to the land and post-glacial increases in sea level.

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