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Publication Date

1980

Keywords

Blue Earth River (Minn.); Blue Earth County (Minn.); Valleys; Land cover

Abstract

The boundary of the Blue Earth River Valley was determined by stereoscopic viewing of 1938-39 aerial photographs. The same boundary was then drawn on corresponding 1974 photographs. All area within the river valley was assigned to one of four land-cover. Comparison of 1938-39 to 1974 shows a decrease of 19 percent in river area, an increase of one percent in row crop area, an increase of 52 percent in tree area, and a decrease of 45 percent in scrub area.

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