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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

In what general direction does the Red River flow? Is the direction of flow easy or hard to determine just from the map area? Why?

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Healthy green vegetation appears red on color infrared images, here showing the Red River and Smith Island, Louisiana.

Campti, Louisiana

Scale 1:62,500

Contour interval = 20 ft

U.S. Geological Survey

To determine

The general direction of flow of the Red River, whether the direction of flow is easy or hard to determine just from the map area and the reason for the same.

Explanation

If the area of the river is analyzed, it could be seen that not much of the contours intersect the river, thus, making it difficult to find the direction of the river flow. Moreover, comparatively very low relief of the region makes it even tougher to analyze the flow direction from the map.

It is to be noted that the river possesses meander bends because of which it flows practically in several directions...

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