North Dakota Eclectics

Pembina Mountains
The Pembina Mountains are actually an escarpment, which is the steep side of a high plateau, which may be thought of as a mountain with only one side. In western Pembina County, this escarpment is so steep that it is known as the Pembina Mountains. Its steepest point is at its northern end, near Walhalla.

The Pembina Mountains are heavily wooded from the Canadian border and into Walsh County, with streams or creeks flowing from the west to the Red River every mile or two. Each of these streams have deep gullies in the escarpment, but practically no valley at all in the floor of the Red River Valley, which indicates that they were strongest when the Red River Valley was Lake Agassiz. Many of these streams are now dry most of the year.

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