Lake-front property…14,000 years ago

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Roughly 14,000 years ago, New England was transitioning from ice age conditions (mile-thick ice overhead) to a climate more like today.  You can image that melting a mile-thick ice sheet the size of Canada would be a bit messy, lots of water, lots of dirt melting out, lots of flooding.  Image spring flooding times a billion and without vegetation.  The Connecticut River Valley had a sediment dam at the southern end deposited by the ice sheet, so the valley was filled by a long, thin lake, called Glacial Lake Hitchcock, with the highest shoreline at ~650 feet above current sea level. If you are adventurous, you could see if these shoreline are on public property (like around Boston Lot), let me know what you find!

 

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