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2010-06-21 07:15:00

Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake"”the reservoir of the Canyon Dam"”to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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