NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D


CREEP IN BARNES COUNTY, N.D.



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As in the previous photo, the influence of creep can be observed here in the downhill tilting of fenceposts. A secondary sign of creep is a "rippled" appearance to the hillslope surface. This is induced by soil flow, sometimes coupled with the action of animals. These features, however, should not be confused with cattle trails - which are erosional in origin.

On this photo, these flow ridges show well just to the right of the fence and on the hillslope just above and beyond the fenceline.

This photo was taken along the Sheyenne River valley, a few miles south of Valley City, N.D.

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



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