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Vidalia Upland District


Atlantic Plain Major Division

Coastal Plain Province

Sea Island Section

Vidalia Upland District

The Vidalia Upland District is a moderately dissected area with a well developed dendritic stream pattern on gravelly, clayey sands. Floodplains are narrow except along the principal rivers which have a wide expanse of swamp bordering both sides of the channel. Relief varies from 100 to 150 feet. Elevations in the district range from 500 feet in the northwest to 100 feet in the southeast indicating the regional dip. The northern and northwestern boundary approximates the northernmost occurrence of the undifferentiated Neogene geologic unit. The southwestern and southern boundary is the base of the Pelham Escarpment and the southern drainage divide of the Altamaha River. The southeastern boundary follows the Orangeburg Escarpment at approximately the 150 foot elevation. The escarpment rises 50-70 feet above the Barrier Island Sequence District.

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