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The exposed and abandoned Teays Valley has been recognized and studied in south-central Ohio for a century and a half. By 1900, the upper reaches had been traced by bedrock strath up present deeper drainages through West Virginia into Virginia. By 1945, the 1.5-mi-wide main valley had been traced downstream by water/oil wells, under several glacial drifts, northward and westward from Chillicothe, Ohio, to Indiana. The average gradient in this reach is northwest 0.9 ft/mi. Horberg and others carried this valley westward to the Mahomet buried drainage of Illinois.

Discontinuities such as in Madison County, Ohio, have been explored by...

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