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And why this plateau isn't flat

Harford County is awfully hilly

for being on a plateau.

Rapid run on Big Gunpowder River
Yazoo tributary on Big Gunpowder
Dry meander scar on Little Gunpowder
Logjam from a collapsed undercut bank
Small tributary feeding into main stem

I never really thought about that as a kid. But looking back, we were always taught that the Piedmont Plateau was the region’s dominant physiographic landform. That would imply a certain amount of flatness that the region noticeably lacks. Even the rivers and creeks are hilly, rapidly ascending in grade. The hills are most noticeably from the river beds. Except they are not hills: they are the top of the plateau!

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