This extremely precise map of river meanders uses a compressed elevation range to reveal many layers of former channel courses-- in effect, a graphic image of river time. The river is the Willamette River near Salem, Oregon; the subject is the beauty of the physical processes involved.
This map is oriented to match the flow of the river (downhill). The
Willamette flows from south to north, so we have rotated this image 180° from the standard “north up”. South is at the top, north at the
Dimensions: All map dimensions are approximate.