Bear River Meander Belt from Above

November 05, 2013

Meanders Corinne Utah-Ronald Parker-sm

Photographer: Ronald L. Parker
Summary Author: Ronald L. Parker

November 2013 Viewer's Choice This aerial photo shows the post-Lake Bonneville evolution of the Bear River meander belt near Corinne, Utah. Bear River flows through portions of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah before emptying into Great Salt Lake -- it's Great Salt Lake's largest tributary. Geomorphologic features related to river meanders seen here include cutbanks (on the outside of the river bends), point bars (on the inside of river bends), meander necks (omega shaped bends) and oxbow lakes (arc shaped lakes completely cutoff from the river). Multiple generations of meander scars in varying stages of abandonment, subsidence and infilling can also be identified. Photo taken on September 23, 2013.

Photo details: Camera Maker: SONY; Camera Model: DSC-HX5V; Focal Length: 10.31mm; Aperture: f/4.5; Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200); ISO equiv: 125; Software: ACDSee Pro 6.