Swell maps

Geoffrey Manaugh over at BLDGBLOG has a post on "fossil rivers" -- the geological evidence left behind when the Mississippi has changed its course over time, leaving behind natural levees and curly dead-ends. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has made maps documenting the phenomenon, which are visually stunning in an unintentionally abstract-expressionist sort of way.

You can see very high-res scans of the maps on Geoffrey's Flickr page. I'm going to download this one and get a poster-sized print made to hang on my wall.

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