Sedimentology of a tidal lake, Pitt Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

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The lake is freshwater, but is directly connected to the ocean via Pitt River and Fraser estuary. Flow reverses in response to tides, causing Pitt River to fluctuate 2m and Pitt Lake as much as 1.2m per tidal cycle. There is an upstream movement of sediment in Pitt River from Fraser River. A delta has accumulated at the lower end of the lake. Cores in the delta topsets and lake bottom sediments reveal silt and clay rhythmites, interpreted as varves. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-346
Number of pages20
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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