Start Date: 10/18/2019 7:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/18/2019 5:00 PM CDT
Venue Name: Otoe County Fair Grounds Location:
198 Plum St
Syracuse, NE United States 68446
Nebraska Well Drillers
NEBRASKA WELL DRILLERS ASSOCIATION
CONSERVATION AND SURVEY DIVISION, SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES
SOUTHEASTERN NEBRASKA GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP
Date: October 18, 2019
Originating at: Syracuse NE, Otoe County Fair Grounds
(Approx. schedule: note that tour may run as much as one hour over the scheduled time of completion.)
07:30-08:00 (0.25 hr.) Registration, check in, and brief introduction to trip
08:00-08:30 (0.5 hr.) Leave Syracuse and proceed to Cook, Nebraska area. Introduce first stop enroute.
08:30-10:30 (1.5 hr.) STOP 1: Hydrology and hydrogeology of vicinity of South Fork of Nemaha River, including aspects of surface water connections to groundwater and paleovalley aquifer
10:30-11:00 (0.5 hr.) Leave Cook, Nebraska area and proceed to Humboldt area. Discuss regional geology, including Elk Creek carbonatite enroute
11:00-12:30 (1 hr.) STOP 2: Humboldt, Nebraska area geology and lunch
12:30-13:00 (1 hr.) Drive to Schubert, Nebraska area
13:00-14:00 (1 hr.) STOP 3: Schubert, Nebraska area Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA) survey
14:00-14:45 (0.75 hr.) Drive to next stop. Discuss regional geology enroute.
14:45-16:00 (1.25 hr) STOP 4: Bedrock geology of Richardson County.
16:00-17:00 (1 hr.) Return to Syracuse, Nebraska. Discussion of petroleum geology enroute.
Objectives of Tour:
1. To develop and understanding of the surficial geology and hydrostratigraphy of southeastern Nebraska; to learn about new data collected in the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA)
2. To observe and appreciate groundwater-surface water connections in the field-trip area.
3. To develop an overview of bedrock and basement geology, as well as structural geology, in the field-trip area.
4. To become familiarized with mineral and energy resources in the field-trip area.
R.M. Joeckel: Associate Director for Conservation and Survey in the School of Natural Resources, Professor in School of Natural Resources and Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Curator of Geology, University of Nebraska State Museum (Ph.D., Geology, University of Iowa, 1993).
D.P. Divine: Survey Hydrogeologist, Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (M.S., Geology, Washington State University, 2002.)