Abstract

Modification of an ice-contact delta built on the margin of Lake Minong (9500 BP) is ascribed to a transgressive event. Reworking of fluvial sediments by wave action and the infilling of the lower end of a distributary valley demonstrate a post-Minong transgression and reoccupation of the lower portion of the delta. Estimated to be in the order of 18 m, this water-level oscillation may represent evidence of one of several catastrophic discharges of Lake Agassiz into the Superior basin, proposed to have occurred between 9.5 and 8.0 ka BP.

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