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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Is this map area more typical of the upper, middle, or lower course of a river?

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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

Whether the given map area is more typical of the upper, middle, or lower river course.

Explanation

It can be said that the map provided shows the lower course region of the stream. There are many evidences to prove it. First, the meandering channel of the stream is an indication that the stream has entered a low relief plain because of which its velocity and gradient declined, and it started meandering and depositing sediments...

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