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Northern Gulf Coast During the Pleistocene

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Saucier, Roger T., 1977, The Northern Gulf Coast
During the Farmdalian Substage: A Search for Evidence.
Miscellaneous Publication no. Y-77-1, US Army Corps
of Engineers, Waterways Experimental Station, Vicksburg,
Mississippi.
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Saucier, Roger T., 1977, The Northern Gulf Coast
During the Farmdalian Substage: A Search for Evidence.
Miscellaneous Publication no. Y-77-1, US Army Corps
of Engineers, Waterways Experimental Station, Vicksburg,
Mississippi.

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MISCELLANEOUS PAPER Y-
77-1
THE NORTHERN
GULF
COAST
DURING
THEFARMDALIAN
SUBSTAGE:
A
SEARCH
FOR
EVIDENCE
by
Roger
T.
Saucier
I:nvironmen~al
Hfects LaboratoryU. S.
Army
I:ngineer W.terw.ys I:xperiment
St.tion
P.
O.
Box
631,Vicksburg,Miss.
39180
January 1977
Final Report
Approved
For
Public Release:
Distribution Unlimited
Prepared
for
U. S. Army I:ngineer District, New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana
70160
 
Unclassified
SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF
THIS
PAGE
(Wlum
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REPORTDOCUMENTATIONPAGE
READ INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE
COMPLETING
FORM
1.
REPORT
NUMBER
12.
GOVTACCESSION
NO.3.
RECIPIENT'S CATALOG
NUMBER
Miscellaneous
PaperY-71-1
..
TITLE
(and
SubUtIe)
S.
TYPE
OF
REPORT
&;
PERIOD COVERED
THE
NORTHERNGULF COAST
DURING THEFARMDALIAN
Final report
SUBSTAGE:
A
SEARCH FOR
EVIDENCE
..
PERFORMING
ORG.
REPORT
NUMBER
7.
AUTHOR(It)
..
CONTRACT
OR
GRANT
NUMBER(s)
Roger
T.
Saucier
..
PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONNAME
AND
ADDRESS
10.
PROGRAM
ELEMENT,PROJECT,
TASK
AREA
&;
WORK
UNIT
NUMBERS
U.
S.
Army
Engineer
waterways
Experiment
Station
Environment
al
Effects
Laboratory
P.
O.
Box 631
VicksburgMiss.
39180
II.
CONTROLLING
OFFICE
NAMEAND
ADDRESS
12.
REPORT
DATE
U.
S.
Army
Engineer
District,
New
Orleans
January
1971
P.
O.
Box 60267
13.
NUMBER OF PAGES
New
Orleans
La.
70160
39
104.
MONITORING AGENCY NAME
a
ADORESS(1f
dlUerenllrom
Controllins
Office)
IS.
SECURITY
CLASS.
(01
thltt
leport)
Office,
Chief
of
Engineers,
U.
S.
Army
Unclassified
Washington,
D. C.
20314
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DECL
ASS]
FI
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ON!
DOWN
GRADI
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SCHEDULE
IS.
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT
(01
/hIlt
Repolt)
Approved
for
public
release;
distribution
unlimited.
.
17.
DISTRIBUTIONSTATEMENT
(of
the
abstract
entelflld
In
Block
20,
JI
dJlferent
lrom
Report)
,
I
.
SUPPLEMENTARY
NOTES
19.
KEY
WORDS
(Conllnue
on
reVfIlllle
.Ide
II
neceBll1U}'
and
Identity
by
block
numbfllr)
CoastsFarmdalian
substage
Geology
--
LouisianaGulf
Coast
Quaternarv
neriod
20.
AI9STRAcr
("C'.onrt:&:zue
Gal
rever
..
.c.
.f
~-:v
ami
'den.t.ltr
by
block
number)
Considerableinformation
has
been
publishedduring
thepast
decade
support-
ing
the
concept
of
a
relatively
high
sea
level
standduring
the
mid-Wisconsin
Farmdalian
substage;
however,
confirmingevidence
is
absent
in the
voluminous
literature
on
Gulf
Coastgeology.
This
paper
discusses
certain
recently
recognized
evidence
( ? )
in the
form
of buried
weathered
horizons
and
beach
trendsin
the
Pontchartrain
Basin
area
of
Louisiana
and
calls
attention
to
(Continued)
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FOR
.
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ABSTRACT
(Continued)
additional
overlooked
and
possibly relevant features
from
elsewhere
along
the
Gulf
Coast. Included
in
this
category are
apparent
beach
ridges
in
south-
western
Louisiana,
beach
rock
and
related
shoreline deposits
in
various
coastal
areas,discontinuities
within
entrenched
valleys
beneath
coastal
bays,
anabandoned
Mississippi
River
meander
belt
in
south
central
Louisiana,
and
a
Pascagoula River
terrace in
southeasternMississippi.Unclassified
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