NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D


KETTLE LAKES IN
STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D.



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Kettle lakes are common features on the glacial landscape of North Dakota. A kettle is a depression formed when a block of stranded, buried glacier ice gradually melted out --- causing the overlying land surface to collapse downward. Where such kettle are deep enough to intercept the water table, a lake occupies the depression.

These kettle lakes are on the Missouri Coteau near Woodworth, North Dakota.

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



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