The Quaternary geology of the southern Chicago metropolitan area: The Chicago outlet, morainic systems, glacial chronology, and Kankakee Torrent

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Abstract

The Eagle Lake basin was formed by collapse of the ablating Lake Michigan lobe over a tunnel valley and subsequent reoccupation of the collapse basin by the lobe during local final phase of glaciation. Latest collapse occurred prior to about 16,250 but after 18,600 cal yr B.P. A hydrologically open lake occupied Eagle Lake basin from 16,250 cal yr B.P. to the present. The lake was described in 1834 by the original land survey, but was drained for agriculture by 1939.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGSA Field Guides
PublisherGeological Society of America
Pages237-244
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780813756516
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2018

Publication series

NameGSA Field Guides
Volume51

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

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