Articles from February 2015

NE part of county has high quality ‘frac’ sand

The presence of sand highly suitable for fracking is “amazingly consistent” at sample locations in the northeast corner of Winneshiek County, according to Dr. Emily Finzel.

Decorahnews.com: Researchers conclude NE Winneshiek County has "high suitability" for frac sand mining

Graduate students and professors at the University of Iowa who have been studying the frac sand issue in Winneshiek County on Monday presented another program on the results of their studies. University of Iowa graduate student Austen Smith presented maps showing the location of St. Peter sandstone throughout the county. Smith also studied how far below the surface the sand is located and how...

Decorahnews.com: Frac sand-related presentation Monday at the Courthouse

As part of a two-year partnership between Winneshiek County and the University of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, students and faculty across six different departments at the university are doing extensive research on the potential for frac sand mining in Winneshiek County. At noon Monday in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse, preliminary results on the location...

Suitability of Winneshiek County sand for fracking will be discussed during Monday’s supervisor meeting at noon

A university of Iowa professor and student will give a presentation during the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors’ Monday, Feb. 9, meeting at noon. The title of their talk is St. Peter sandstone in Winneshiek County: Subsurface Geology and Suitability for Mining. The presentation will take place in the large courtroom of the Winneshiek County Courthouse.