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Scientific Investigations Map 2871

Prepared in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality

Geologic Map of the Upper Wolf Island Creek Watershed, Reidsville Area, Rockingham County, North Carolina

By J. Wright Horton, Jr., and Donald J. Geddes, Jr.

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  This geologic map provides a foundation for hydrogeologic investigations in the Reidsville area of Rockingham County, north-central North Carolina. The 16-square-mile area within the Southeast Eden and Reidsville 7.5-minute quadrangles includes the watershed of Wolf Island Creek and its tributary, Carroll Creek, upstream of their confluence. 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 in the west-central Piedmont. The geologic map delineates structural features that may act as barriers or conduits for ground-water flow. Ongoing investigations are assessing the roles of these features and will integrate the geologic and hydrologic data into a comprehensive ground-water flow model. The bedrock and surficial geologic map has a database that describes the point, line, and polygon coverages in a way that can be queried for specific applications. The database can also be used to generate customized thematic maps showing specified attributes of bedrock and (or) surficial units, dikes, or structural data. The geology coverages and a digital elevation model can be integrated with hydrologic, geochemical, and other datasets for analysis and modeling.

For more information please contact the author, J. Wright Horton, Jr., 926A National Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192-0002.

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