Thesis Title

The Geology of Cedar County, Missouri: a Guide For Planners

Date of Graduation

Spring 1987

Degree

Master of Science in Geospatial Sciences

Department

Geography, Geology and Planning

Committee Chair

Kenneth Thomson

Subject Categories

Earth Sciences

Abstract

Cedar County is located on the northwest flank of the Ozark Uplift. The rock units have a regional dip of less than one degree to the west. This has been modified locally by three northwest-southeast trending faults, two anticlines, and two synclines. Dolomite, limestone, and sandstone of Ordovician, Mississippian and Pennsylvanian age occur in the county. These units are a source of limestone, sand and gravel, and coal. The geology was used to determine potential areas of geologic hazards, flooding, solid waste disposal, and wastewater disposal. Recommendations to avoid faulted ares, abandoned coal mines and limestone quarries, and flood-prone areas are discussed and should be considered prior to future development.

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© Jerry R Neill

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