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Evidence for south-oriented drainage in the present day Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson River drainage basins

Abstract: Multiple deep passes crossing the present-day east-west continental divide and numerous south-oriented tributaries flowing to the present-day north-oriented Gallatin, Madison, Jefferson-Beaverhead-Red Rock, and Missouri Rivers provide evidence the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson-Beaverhead-Red Rock valleys originated as diverging channels in a large-scale south-oriented anastomosing channel complex that was subsequently reversed to form the present-day north-oriented Gallatin, […]