Eastern Mojave Vegetation "Norms Nook," a slot canyon tributary to Afton Canyon  
 

 

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This slot canyon shows the rapid incision that has occurred since Afton Canyon formed. This tributary has incised in response to the rapidly lowered base level of Afton Canyon. Vertical incision occurred first, and the meandering of the stream from side to side is responsible for the overhangs. When the stream reaches a reasonable longitudinal gradient, a significant widening of the channel develops. Eventually the overhangs break off and the channel walls become vertical (Reynolds & Reynolds, 2000).

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  • Afton Road, Central Mojave Desert, California: Norms Nook.

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