Incised meanders of the Yampa

Location: Dinosaur National Monument - near Elk Springs CO
Year: 1993
Merckslides catalogue number: 06-16872
Comments: I hiked a trail that took me onto a ridge whose west flank overlooked the Green River and whose east flank overlooked the canyon of the Yampa. At some time in the past, the Yampa had meandered across a flat floodplain. More recently, uplift of the Colorado Plateau has caused the river to cut down into its former meander loops..

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