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Bedrock Geologic Map of the Headwaters Region of the Cullasaja River,<br>MACON and JACKSON counties, North Carolina -<br>USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2887

Please note: This is a DVD. There is no paper map that goes with it.

This geologic map provides a foundation for hydrogeologic investigations in the Highlands area of Macon and Jackson Counties, western North Carolina. The mapped area within the Highlands 7.5-minute quadrangle comprises the watershed of the headwaters of the Cullasaja River.

The research is designed to increase our understanding of the influence of geological features on ground-water quality, availability , and transport in an area representative of large areas of the Blue Ridge geologic province. Ongoing investigations are assessing the hydrogeologic roles of these features, with the ultimate goal of integrating the geologic and hydrologic data into a comprehensive ground-water flow model.

Accompanying the bedrock geologic map is a digital database that describes the points, lines and polygons in a way that an be queried for specific applications. The database can also be used to generate customized thematic maps showing specified attributes of bedrock units or structural data. The geologic database and a digital elevation model can be integrated with hydrologic, geochemical, and other datasets for analysis and modeling.

DVD. By William C. Burton, 2007, version 1.0.




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