sag pond, milksick mountain, white county, tennessee 2

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The Mississippian age Hartselle Formation, in White County, is a thick sandstone layer. On the north end of Milksick Mountain the Hartselle sandstone forms a local plateau with several naturally occurring water bodies in shallow depressions. I have always heard them referred to as sag ponds. The only definition of sag pond I can find says the origin is tectonic. These most likely do not have a tectonic origin. I still call them sag ponds. The shrubs growing in the middle are common buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).


title sag pond, milksick mountain, white county, tennessee 2
date yyyymmdd hr:mn 2009:07:04 11:23:50
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