NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D

MELTWATER CHANNEL IN STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D.



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As continental glaciers melted (retreated) northward, large quantities of meltwater inundated deglaciated landscapes to the south. Meltwater channels, such as this one near Jamestown, N.D., at times carried discharges rivaling those today of the lower Mississippi River.

(Photo by D.P. Schwert, North Dakota State University).



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