Wednesday, April 23, 2014


A previous post talked about the North American Continental Divides.  Almost always, the headwaters of any creek, stream, river will head toward either the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean [sometimes by way of the Gulf of Mexico or the Great Lakes].  But take a look at the stream shown below - it arises in the Rockies and part of it goes east and part of it goes west!!

This creek divides the US connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

 I learned of this at this link at SploidGizmodo which also links to a similar article here.  On the appropriately named Two Ocean Pass in the Tetons of Wyoming, headwaters give rise to a creek that splits, with one branch heading to the Pacific and one to the Atlantic, with the bifurcation called the Parting of the Waters.

Parting Waters 3

 Parting Waters 2

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