Missouri river scour hole

Discussion in 'Nature Photography' started by aitch, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. aitch

    aitch Well-Known Member

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    Sunrise at a scour hole just off the Missouri river.
     
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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Wonderful mood, good composition. Thanks.

    I have never heard that term - scour hole. What do you think it means?
     

  3. aitch

    aitch Well-Known Member

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    Len,

    When the Big Muddy gets in flood stage as in '93, it rearranges things. Depending on topography, it can either deposit large amounts of silt and sand or remove (scour) them from the landscape. This hole is on a tributary of the Missouri, about a mile from the river in pretty flat farm land.

    In this case, it means good catfishing.

    Thanks for the kind words.

    Aitch