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The Milk River Canyon, Alberta: Superposition and piping in a semi-arid environment

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C. B. Beaty
C. B. Beaty
Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge
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Lethbridge, Alberta TIK 3M4, Canada
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R. W. Barendregt
R. W. Barendregt
Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge
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Lethbridge, Alberta TIK 3M4, Canada
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Published:
January 01, 1987

Abstract

The Milk River Canyon is located in southeastern Alberta some 62 mi (100 km) east of the town of Coutts (Fig. 1). Access to a valley overlook by passenger caron paved and unpaved county roads is relatively easy and requires no permissions to cross private land, but the easternmost unpaved section of road (beyond Black Butte, Fig. 2 is to be avoided if wet. The canyon itself is not visible until the overlook on its rim is reached. The map (Fig. 2 shows readily recognizable points on the route from Coutts and indicates distances between conspicuous landmarks. As is customary, barbed wire gates, if encountered, should be left as found: open if open, closed if closed. There are no services available east of Coutts, so gas tanks should be comfortably filled.

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DNAG, Centennial Field Guides

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

Stanley S. Beus
Stanley S. Beus
Department of Geology Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
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Geological Society of America
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9780813754086
Publication date:
January 01, 1987

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