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Nebraska Geological Survey University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Prepared for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Annual Report July 1979 - June 1980


U.S. Government Work


This annual report presents and interprets the information obtained by the Conservation and Survey Division (Nebraska Geological Survey) during contract year July 1, 1979, to June 30, 1980, under contract NRC-04-76-3l5 with the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The information pertains to the geology, structure, tectonics, and seismicity of eastern Nebraska with emphasis on the vicinity south of Omaha, Nebraska. Some of the information presented here results from a combination of studies begun in earlier years but the greater part results from studies begun during the contract year.

The scope of the studies is summarized as follows:

1. Rock outcrops in northeastern Cass, eastern Sarpy, and southeastern Douglas counties were reexamined and reevaluated, and 39 test holes were drilled to determine the altitude of the upper surface of the Winterset Limestone of Pennsylvanian age;

2. One new seismograph was installed in eastern Nebraska;

3. Gravity surveys in eastern Nebraska were extended;

4. Ground magnetic surveys in northeastern Cass and eastern Sarpy counties were made and evaluated.

Discussion of the results of these studies constitute the remainder of this report.