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Water sifted sands can be fine art

August 27, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

Geologists call it Base Flow. This term means that the majority of the water in area streams and rivers is from the surrounding slow leakage from the water table of surrounding lands. There is very little surface runoff to contribute new water. In fact, the water is so low that tubers or canoeists might have trouble keeping their craft in deep enough water to float. Walking the river for many miles is not the option recreationists had in mind. Hiking for miles in sand and shallow ankle deep water gets tiring really fast.



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