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Expose Annular Drainage Pattern

Annular Drainage Pattern Exposed!

Annular Drainage Pattern Technical Terms

Annular Drainage Pattern: A drainage pattern in which subsequent streams follow a roughly circular or concentric path along a belt of weak rocks, resembling in plan view, a ring-like pattern where the bedrock joints or fracturing control the parallel tributaries. It is best displayed in streams draining a maturely dissected granitic or sedimentary structural dome or basin where erosion has exposed rimming sedimentary strata of greatly varying degrees of hardness, as in the Red Valley which nearly encircles the domal structure of the Black Hills, SD. SW & GG & WA

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