Show simple item record Pavey, Richard R. Larsen, Glenn E. Angle, Michael P. Aden, Douglas J. Jones, D. Mark 2012-01-04T15:18:39Z 2012-01-04T15:18:39Z 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Pavey, R.R., Larsen, G.E ., Angle, M.P., Aden, D.J., Jones, D.M., with GIS production and cartography by Wells, J.G., and Martin, D.R., 2011, Suitability for solid waste disposal in the Lorain 30 x 60-Minute quadrangle, Ohio: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey Map SG-2b LOR, scale 1:100,000. en
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dc.description.abstract The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Geological Survey has completed a reconnaissance map showing areas suitable for solid waste disposal in the Lorain, Ohio, 30 x 50-minute (1:1,100,000-scale) quadrangle. The main purpose of this map is to provide a reconnaissance level map that shows the relative suitability of various surficial materials for the disposal or containment of solid waste in this quadrangle. Our goal was to create this map from existing ODNR Division of Geological Survey maps and GIS datasets as much as possible. Consequently, the Lorain map is a derivative map based directly from the ODNR Division of Geological Survey SG-2 Series map, Surficial Geology of the Lorain and Put-in-Bay 30 x 60 Minute Quadrangles (Pavey and others, 2005). The SG-2 series features maps based upon polygons that represent a “stack” of mapped unit lithologies and thicknesses. These maps show surficial materials in increments of 10 feet within each polygon across the study area. A set of queries were run in ESRI ArcGIS to determine the range of thickness and nature of the sediments. The main premise of this map is to specify areas of thick, fine-grained glacial till and glaciolacustrine silt and clay deposits for solid-waste disposal and containment. A minimum of 30 feet of fine-grained material was deemed necessary for waste disposal for areas where the drift overlies shale; siltstone; or interbedded, shaley limestone. If the fine-grained material was directly overlying an aquifer, the minimum required thickness was increased to 50 feet. Aquifers included sand and gravel, sandstone, limestone, and dolomite. Areas with over 20 feet of sand and gravel or sand at the surface (e.g., kames, beach ridges) were excluded as were areas with alluvium (active streams) and organic deposits at the land surface. The main factor in the decision-making process was to have adequate fine-grained materials overlying the aquifers. en
dc.description.sponsorship United States Geological Survey, National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition en
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dc.publisher Ohio Department of Natural Resources en
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. en
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dc.subject solid waste disposal en
dc.subject aquifer en
dc.subject glacial till en
dc.subject stack map en
dc.subject surficial geology en
dc.subject Lorain quadrangle en
dc.subject ODNR Division of Geological Survey en
dc.subject Ohio Department of Natural Resources en
dc.subject Ohio en
dc.title Suitablility for Solid-Waste Disposal in the Lorain 30 x 60-Minute Quadrangle en
dc.type Map en

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