sag pond


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sag pond

[′sag ‚pänd]
(geology)
A small body of water occupying an enclosed depression or sag formed where active or recent fault movement has impounded drainage. Also known as fault-trough lake; rift lake; rift-valley lake.
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Sag ponds between the scarps and northward curved slumped blocks imply rotation of the dislocated blocks during the slumping (Fig.
Sag ponds which are developed from the northward rotation of the leading edges of the slump materials within the main slump block are filled with water from seepages and heavy rainfalls (Fig.