Some places to potentially find information:
- Environmental geology and science textbooks - background
and introductory information.
- Conservation and Survey Division of University of Nebraska
at Lincoln - most helpful with regard to the geology of the state
and of the area.
- Websites - remember the quality of information on websites
is quite variable.
- Legal documents in the public domain - where do we find?
- Related federal government documents (many of which are on
- Related documents at Nebraska's Department of Environmental
- World Herald articles - these will be useful for following
the time-line of events, and for gauging public and political
reaction to the events.
We can use the discussion part of Blackboard to post references
and information sources on for the class as a whole.
I've added a bunch more relevant web sites to the list
started during week 1.
Some background lecture on the geology of the
Geologic strip map for the Butte area and part of Boyd
Example of Pierre Shale near Niobrara State Park.
Slump within Niobrara shale slope along the Missouri
River, in Niobrara State Park.
Outcrops of Niobrara Chalk beneath the Pierre shale.
Map of Cretaceous Interior Seaway.
DEM of topography between Niobrara River Valley, Ponca
Creek, and Missouri River.
USGS airphot of area around Butte showing nature of
surface topography and wetlands.
- Pierre shale.
- Niobrara chalks.
- Carlile shale.
- Greenhorn limestone and Graneros shale.
- Dakota sandstone.
You might start to think about what form the classes final
report might take.