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Landform Sediment Assemblages in the Upper Mississippi Valley, St. Cloud to St. Paul, for Support of Cultural Resource Investigations

Map of project location

 

Prepared for:
Minnesota Department of Transportation

 

Prepared by: Edwin R. Hajic

Edited by: Curtis M. Hudak

Foth & Van Dyke and Associates Inc.

 

June 2002

 

Report Text

 

Appendix A: Map Unit Field Code Key Table

 

Appendix B: Upper Mississippi Valley Core Descriptions

 

Appendix C: Macrobotanical Composition of Potential Radiocarbon Samples

 

Figures

Figure 1: Location of the upper Mississippi Valley project area

 

Figure 2: GIS coverage of the Mississippi Valley, St. Cloud to St. Paul

 

Figure 3: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating braided stream and braid bar pattern

 

Figure 4: Longitudinal profile of the Mississippi Valley between St. Cloud and St. Paul

 

Figure 5: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating large-magnitude flood channels just downstream from St. Cloud

 

Figure 6: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPC, LLB, and FMB landform sediment assemblages along a transect containing cores 01ST01-03

 

Figure 7a: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPC landform sediment assemblage at core locations 01SH01 and 01WI01

 

Figure 7b: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPC landform sediment assemblage at core locations 01SH01 and 01WI01

 

Figure 8a: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPCMA landform sediment assemblage along a transect containing cores 01BE01-02 and at core location 01SH03

 

Figure 8b: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPCMA landform sediment assemblage along a transect containing cores 01BE01-02 and at core location 01SH03

 

Figure 9: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPCMA landform sediment assemblage along a transect containing cores 01ST04-07

 

Figure 10: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CPC landform sediment assemblage at core location 01ST10

 

Figure 11: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating ice block depressions on catastraphic flood surfaces

 

Figure 12: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the CD and LLB landform sediment assemblages along a transect containing cores 01ST08-09

 

Figure 13: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the LLBMA landform sediment assemblages along a transect containing cores 01SH15-17

 

Figure 14: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a VT2 terrace remnant with relict island braided pattern

 

Figure 15a: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT2 and VB2 landform sediment assemblages along transects containing cores 01SH04-05, 01SH06-07, 01SH08-09, and 01SH18

 

Figure 15b: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT2 and VB2 landform sediment assemblages along transects containing cores 01SH04-05, 01SH06-07, 01SH08-09, and 01SH18

 

Figure 15c: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT2 and VB2 landform sediment assemblages along transects containing cores 01SH04-05, 01SH06-07, 01SH08-09, and 01SH18

 

Figure 15d: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT2 and VB2 landform sediment assemblages along transects containing cores 01SH04-05, 01SH06-07, 01SH08-09, and 01SH18

 

Figure 16: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a VT1 terrace remnant

 

Figure 17: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT1 landform sediment assemblage along a transect containing cores 01SH10-11

 

Figure 18: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT1 and FFW landform sediment assemblages along a transect containing cores 01SH12-14

 

Figure 19: Graphic sediment/soil logs of the VT1MA landform sediment assemblage along a transect containing cores 01ST11-12

 

Figure 20: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a Mississippi River segment with straight channel morphology

 

Figure 21: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a Mississippi River segment with meandering channel morphology

 

Figure 22: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a Mississippi River segment with island braided channel morphology

 

Figure 23: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating an island with multiple floodplain surfaces

 

Figure 24: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating changes in meandering channel width through time

 

Figure 25: Graphic sediment/soil log of the FFW landform sediment assemblage at core location 01SH02

 

Figure 26: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating a relict spring-fed channel complex that supplied water to a fen

 

Figure 27: Vertical aerial photograph illustrating multiple beach ridges surrounding a lake in an ice block depression

 

 

 

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Acknowledgements

Mn/Model was financed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation using funds set aside by the Federal Highway Administration's Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.

 

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