RAGBRAI Learn about the Land; Day 2, July 2008

(2008) RAGBRAI Learn about the Land; Day 2, July 2008. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

On today’s ride we continue riding across the Southern Iowa Drift Plain. This landform region covers over 40% of the state and comprises most of southern Iowa. Over the last several million years Iowa was subjected to at least seven glacial advances. The last of these older advances occurred approximately 500,000 years ago. Since then the landscape has been subjected to stream erosion and from12,500-24,000 years ago was mantled with a thick blanket of loess before being further eroded.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: RAGBRAI, DNR, Landscape
Subjects: State government > State agencies
Recreation and tourism
Land use, development, and construction > Land use planning
ID Code: 6465
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 18:30
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2008 18:47
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/6465

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