The Geology of Cedar County, Missouri: a Guide For Planners
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Geospatial Sciences
Geography, Geology and Planning
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.
© Jerry R Neill
Neill, Jerry R., "The Geology of Cedar County, Missouri: a Guide For Planners" (1987). MSU Graduate Theses. 791.