An unusual case of stream piracy took place in the recent past through the Franklin Bluffs on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. The Sagavanirktok River and Hawk Creek occupied opposite positions on the sides of a ridge, with the result of a rapid lowering of the divide between them. Loss of cementation (by thaw) of the gravels in the formation separating them continued until the higher flowing Hawk Creek burst through the ice-free gravels of the ridge to join the Sagavanirktok River about one-half mile upstream from its former junction.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Reckendorf, Frank and Hussey, Keith M.
"An Unusual Case of Stream Piracy,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 69:
, Article 52.
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