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Did the Ancient Wisconsin River Once Flow East?

Special | 57m 28s Video has closed captioning.

Eric Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, UWEX, suggests the lower Wisconsin River valley was occupied by an eastward flowing river during the Cenozoic Era. The Wyalusing River followed the upper Mississippi River as far south as the modern confluence of the Mississippi and Wisconsin Rivers then flowed east along the valley now occupied by the lower Wisconsin River.

Aired: 01/29/14

Rating: TV-G

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