escarpment


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escarpment

A long, steep face of rock or dirt.

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Amalgamation, Community Identity, and Niagara Escarpment Planning Of all the communities along the Niagara Escarpment to face amalgamation, those in the former Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth (population 490,000) have received the most media coverage for their resistance, and community identity has been a major factor as already shown.
He said the Niagara Escarpment that borders the winery is well-known for its role in the Underground Railroad.
If you are feeling really adventurous and the weather is kind, a trip along the top of the Escarpment is not to be missed.
The biggest loss is the recent clear-cutting of over 40 thousand trees from the Red Hill Valley, a once incredible ecosystem running from the Niagara Escarpment through to Lake Ontario.
The Tuesday incident brings to three, the death toll of accidents of such nature at the escarpment.
Investigators said that the 21-year-old victim lost control over his vehicle and veered off the road before the car overturned and fell into the escarpment.
Other US soldiers are inspired by the conscientious objector's being able to rescue a staggering total of 75 injured soldiers, and then pull them out of harm's way by rappelling them down on the steep escarpment.
There is a narrow crack in the escarpment called Helm's Crevice (also lovingly known as 'Fat Man's Misery') that you climb down, or should I say squeeze through, to get to the cave, and the top of the opening had been filling in with feet and feet of snow.
The dividing geological feature is the escarpment east of which the Namibian interior plateau lies at an average elevation of about 1400 metres above sea level.
15pm by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to assist with the rescue of a man who had crashed the paraglider into the side of the escarpment at Carlton Bank, near Lord Stone.
This involved laying three pipelines in 200 meters of water at the top of the escarpment down to a water depth of 730 meters.
From the rugged sandstone escarpment of the Kimba Plateau through to the wetland and river systems that flow west into the Gulf of Carpentaria, Olkola country is a diverse range of ecosystems and landforms.