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28-OCT-2016 LynnH

Virgin River

Zion National Park, Utah

The Virgin River and its tributaries run through Zion National Park. This water is the primary agent of erosion that continues to carve and shape Zion.

Though the river is relatively small, it is incredibly steep. The river drops roughly 7,800 feet in the 160 miles it travels.
In the park, the river drops an average of 71 feet every mile. In comparison, the Mississippi River drops about one inch every mile.
This steepness, caused by the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, has given the Virgin River the ability to cut through sandstone and carve canyons.

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Ken Zaret07-Aug-2018 23:12
Beautiful pastoral scene, suitable for a painting.
Jay Levin06-May-2017 04:25
Beautiful landscape superbly composed. V
Yiannis Pavlis26-Mar-2017 13:50
Beautifully captured
Graeme20-Mar-2017 13:54
This view of the landscape and river is just so peaceful and beautiful, Lynn. Love it.BV!!!
Jeff Real17-Mar-2017 23:05
Every detail is to be admired in this fine composition ~V~
globalgadabout16-Mar-2017 18:42
a delightful scene well articulated...the flow of the river seems modest here, yet clearly has a powerful effect on the terrain..
Buz Kiefer15-Mar-2017 19:36
Wonderful composition, and again, a very nice note on the geology. Vote
Julie Oldfield15-Mar-2017 01:21
Beautifully composed. Nice light. V
Allan Jay14-Mar-2017 18:56
Wonderful view & wonderful text explaining
the erosion!
Ton T.14-Mar-2017 18:23
Impressive image, great landscape V
Walter Otto Koenig14-Mar-2017 16:59
Breathtaking landscape. So well composed. "V"
Helen Betts14-Mar-2017 12:58
What a beautiful setting and well captured, looking almost like a painting. V.
Patricia Kay14-Mar-2017 12:29
A very beautiful scene with beautiful colors and great details Lynn...BV