Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys

Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys

The Minnesota and Mississippi valleys are much wider than the rivers they hold. That’s because 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, a massive lake drained through here, cutting a deep valley. As the water emptied the rivers shrank, but the wide valleys remain.

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Deb's picture
Deb says:

You could have said more about this. I read once about how the River Warren that cut the MN river valley was a mile deep and rock-floored and raged for I can't remember how long after the ice dam broke on Lake Aggasiz. People would like that stuff, wow factor.

posted on Wed, 04/01/2009 - 12:02pm
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Luke Leners says:

Was this really full of water at one point?

posted on Sun, 02/01/2009 - 4:22pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

what an amazing view. the landscape is beautiful

posted on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 1:53pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I would like this to be the view out of my window!

posted on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 2:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

thats a really pretty picture

posted on Fri, 03/28/2008 - 4:42pm
Jenny's picture
Jenny says:

awesome pic i luv it

posted on Thu, 08/30/2007 - 11:11am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

thats my mom's work in the background!

posted on Sat, 07/28/2007 - 2:25pm
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MICHELLE says:

COOL

posted on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 12:43pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

These are very intriguing!!!!!

posted on Mon, 05/21/2007 - 4:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i thought this picture was cool

posted on Tue, 02/20/2007 - 2:51pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

this was very cool picture itsays a lot

posted on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 7:11pm
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Unknown, and lovin it says:

cool? it's awesome!!!!!!!!

posted on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 8:09pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that house was cool.

posted on Sat, 06/28/2008 - 2:37pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I on the other hand though this picture is boring.

posted on Sat, 04/19/2008 - 3:39pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

the picture i;ve viewed is beautiful

Nyah Hortman

posted on Sun, 11/04/2007 - 12:40pm