NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D


SLUMP AT KATHRYN, N.D.



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A slump is the movement of a block of earth material through downward rotation along a curved surface of failure. Slumps are especially common where clay-rich materials are exposed on oversteepened slopes, such as on river cutbanks or highway roadcuts.

This small slump occurred in an oversteepened roadcut through shales just west of Kathryn, ND.

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



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