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waycoolteacher: This cache had a good life and its time to leave. People were having a hard time finding it, as its original position has now become flooded. The cache has been taken from the site and the location was left as it was found.


GYW Pothole Prairie

A cache by CLMS_Seaweeds, waycoolteacher Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/07/2008
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is our second cache we gave placed under the geocache your watershed. This was placed along the bike path between Chestermere and Calgary. It is located near one of these pothole wetlands.

This cache is a part of a series of caches that have been sponsored by Environment Canada to bring more awareness to Canadian Watersheds.

The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) is an area of the northern Great Plains and midgrass and tallgrass prairies that contains thousands of shallow wetlands known as potholes. These potholes are the result of glacier activity in the Wisconsin glaciation, which ended approximately 10,000 years ago. The decaying ice sheet left behind depressions formed by the uneven deposition of till in ground moraines, and melting ice blocks which created kettle lakes. These depressions filled with water, creating the potholes.

More than half of the potholes have been drained and converted to agriculture.[1][2] Pothole loss is 90% or more in places.[3] Those potholes that remain are important habitats for migratory waterfowl and other wildlife, supporting more than 50% of North America's migratory waterfowl. (wikipedia)

This cache is a ammo box and located in a depression. It was placed during our bike trip to Calgary. There is no FTF prize. We practice CITO so please help keep the area clean.

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