17 August 2018
My friends Josh Benton and Kristi Leigh are the sources of this week’s Friday folds.
Kristi reports that on a recent kayaking trip, they visited:
Lake Moomaw, a reservoir that’s just about 3 hours away in western Virginia.
The Gathright dam blocks the Jackson River and the lake first filled to capacity in 1982 – relatively recent for US reservoirs! Ostensibly Lake Moomaw was created for flood control and to dilute pollution from a downstream paper mill in Covington.
They saw a bunch of folds in the Devonian-aged sedimentary rocks exposed on the sides of the reservoir. Josh’s orange kayak serves as a sense of scale in these photos:
A subtle antiform:
And a complimentary subtle synform:
Thanks for sharing, Josh and Kristi!