Anomalous Drainage Pattern and Crustal Tilting in Ottawa County and Vicinity, Ohio

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dc.creator Sparling, Dale R. en_US 2005-10-01T02:11:57Z 2005-10-01T02:11:57Z 1967-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Ohio Journal of Science. v67 n6 (November, 1967), 378-381 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-0950 en_US
dc.description Author Institution: Department of Geology, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana en_US
dc.description.abstract Ottawa County, Ohio, is situated near the western end of Lake Erie on a flat glaciallake plain that is interrupted by bedrock highs only at the western and eastern ends of the county. The drainage pattern on the lake plain is anomalous in that the courses of the major streams do not trend directly down the present slope normal to its strike. The entire region has apparently experienced tilting down to the north about an axis trending approximately east-west, producing an increased gradient to the north and resulting in considerable stream piracy. The tilting involved differential movement on the order of 2.8 feet per mile and is believed to be related to isostatic adjustment during and following the last stages of Pleistocene glaciation. en_US
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dc.rights Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given. en_US
dc.title Anomalous Drainage Pattern and Crustal Tilting in Ottawa County and Vicinity, Ohio en_US