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Geologic hazards of the Bighorn River Floodplain: Meandering Streams

 


In a previous article I described how the Wind River is an antecedent stream which pre-existed the Owl Creek Mountains. As the mountains were uplifted during the Laramide Orogeny, the river maintained its grade by down-cutting and creating the Wind River Canyon. In addition to maintaining the riv...



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