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Lake Tight

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Lake Tight, named for geologist William G. Tight, was a glacial lake in what is present-day Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia, during the Ice Age the early Pleistocene before 700 ka. [1]

24 relations: Appalachian Mountains, Canada, Chillicothe, Ohio, Dam, Earth, Geology, Glacial lake, Glacier, Gulf of Mexico, Ice age, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Lake Monongahela, Longevity, North Carolina, Ohio, Pleistocene, Pre-Illinoian, River, Teays River, West Virginia, William G. Tight.

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains (les Appalaches), often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America.

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Canada

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Chillicothe, Ohio

Chillicothe is a city in and the county seat of Ross County, Ohio, United States.

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Dam

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.

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Earth

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Geology

Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time.

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Glacial lake

A glacial lake is a lake with origins in a melted glacier.

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Glacier

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico (Golfo de México) is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent.

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Ice age

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.

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Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States.

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Indiana

Indiana is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of North America.

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Kentucky

Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

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Lake Erie

Lake Erie is the fourth-largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.

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Lake Monongahela

Lake Monongahela was a proglacial lake in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

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Longevity

The word "longevity" is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography.

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North Carolina

North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.

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Ohio

Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States.

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Pleistocene

The Pleistocene (often colloquially referred to as the Ice Age) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations.

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Pre-Illinoian

The Pre-Illinoian Stage is used by Quaternary geologists for the early and middle Pleistocene glacial and interglacial periods of geologic time in North America from ~2.5–0.2 Ma (million years ago).

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River

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.

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Teays River

The Teays River was a major preglacial river that drained much of the present Ohio River watershed, but took a more northerly downstream course.

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West Virginia

West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.

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William G. Tight

William G. Tight (1865–1910) was an American geomorphologist who became the third president of the University of New Mexico.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tight

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