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The River that Flows Uphill

Arboretum Winter Enrichment Lecture

Event Details

Date
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time
9 a.m.
Location
Meet at Visitor Center (2880 Longenecker Dr), UW–Madison Arboretum
Description
"The River that Flows Uphill: Geologic Evolution of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, Stream Piracy, & Reorganization of North American Mid-Continent Drainage Systems." Eric Carson, geologist, Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey. Today’s lower Wisconsin River flows west across southwestern Wisconsin. Yet geologic evidence indicates that the lower Wisconsin River valley was carved by an eastward-flowing river. Glaciations rerouted rivers to create the Mississippi River system.
Cost
$10 ($8.50 FOA members)

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