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Pleistocene Channel Seismic Profile

The large incised channel lies unconformabley below the Holocene sediments and represents a Pleistocene (Wisconsin in age) distributary of the paleo-Mississippi River. The channel is present across the southern portion of present-day Lake Pontchartrain and is seen in seismic records from Lake Borgne.

Pleistocene Channel Seismic Profile

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