NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY - FARGO, N D


SLUMP AT FARGO, N.D.



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This slump at the north edge of downtown Fargo occurred in clay-rich materials along a roadcut for a railroad overpass. During the previous winter, trucks had stockpiled snow above the roadcut (the remainders of the pile are still evident in this photo). With spring thaw, snow meltwaters saturated the underlying clays, adding weight and increasing their plasticity.

As is common, this slump terminates in an earthflow-like form.

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



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