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Old September 13th, 2017, 10:02 PM #13
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Originally Posted by DadOSix View Post
Aw ! I forgot all about the change in elevation!

No wonder I damn near failed geography!

Thanks guys.
Well, lucky for you, MDS has a resident Geographer on staff.

Here let me "splain it to you"

Contour lines show the height above sea level, also known as "Elevation".

The first picture shows the river not to far from it's origin. Notice the elevation is roughly "2400".

Now take a look at the second picture, where the river is close to where it enters the lake in PA. The elevation is roughly 1500. That is a 900 foot drop. That is why it runs "north".
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