Thursday, February 7, 2013

Fairmont, North Dakota, USA

Would it be an exaggeration to say that this is a remnant of Lake Agassiz? Yes. One of North America's largest glacial lakes is now gone, but the finely textured soils of the ancient lake bed are perfect for wheat. Today, the lacustrine plain is drained (or not) by the northward-flow of the Red River. [2007]

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