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Researchers' Chance Viewing of River Cutoff Forming Provides Rare Insight

September 21, 2011

two cutoff channels in a bend in the Wabash River For two University of Illinois river researchers, new insight into river cutoffs was a case of being in the right place at the right time. That serendipity gave the researchers a rare view of a dynamic, little-understood river process that changed the local landscape and deposited so much sediment into the river system that it closed the Ohio River. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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