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Scientific Investigations Map 2887

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

Bedrock Geologic Map of the Headwaters Region of the Cullasaja River, Macon and Jackson Counties, North Carolina

By William C. Burton

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  This is a bedrock geologic map of the headwaters region of the Cullasaja River, Macon and Jackson Counties, western North Carolina. The map area is within the Highlands 7.5-minute quadrangle and includes the town of Highlands, about 3 miles north of the Georgia State line. This map was produced as part of a cooperative hydrogeologic project, the Piedmont-Mountains Ground Water Project, between the U.S. Geological Survey and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The goal of the project is to better understand the hydrologic characteristics of major hydrogeologic settings in the North Carolina Piedmont and Blue Ridge geologic provinces, for the purpose of ground-water resource planning. The main focus of the project is an intensive study of small watersheds that are considered to be representative of larger areas within each geologic province.

For more information please contact the author, William C. Burton, 926A National Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192-0002.


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