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B8 Water Resources of Sussex County, Delaware

B8 Water Resources of Sussex County, Delaware
Publication Type:
Bulletin
Publication Date:
Dec 1960
Authors:
Rasmussen, W.C., Wilkens, R.A., Beall, R.M.
Abstract:

Sussex County is in the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Its relatively flat, featureless topography is characterized by two terrace-like surfaces; the lower one rises from sea level to about 40 feet above sea level, and the higher one rises inland from 40 to about 60 feet above sea level. Peculiar landforms of low relief, broad ovals, similar to the "Carolina bays," and to the "New Jersey basins" are common on the sandy flat divides in Sussex County. Hydrologically, they are sites of much ground-water discharge, by evapotranspiration, from meadow and marsh of lush vegetation.

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Rasmussen, W.C., Wilkens, R.A., Beall, R.M., 1960, ter Resources of Sussex County, Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Bulletin W

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