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Tifton Upland District


Atlantic Plain Major Division

Coastal Plain Province

East Gulf Coastal Plain Section

Tifton Upland District

A well developed, dendritic drainage pattern is formed on the undifferentiated Neogene sediments in the Tifton Upland District. Characteristically, the interfluves are narrow and rounded, rising 50 to 200 feet above the narrow valley floors. Elevations range from 480 feet in the north to 150 feet in the southeast indicating the regional slope. The northwestern and northern boundary is the base of the Pelham Escarpment which rises as much as 200 feet above the Dougherty Plain. The eastern boundary follows the eastern drainage divide of the Alapaha River.

Source: William Z. Clark, Jr. and Arnold C. Zisa, Physiographic Map of Georgia (Atlanta: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1976).