Curved drainages (IMAGE) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption This aerial image of the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain shows numerous curved drainages where fault slip has stretched stream channels to the left. Eventually, the channels get 'reset' when water overtops the channel to flow straight across the fault again. Credit Kelian Dascher-Cousineau/B4 Lidar Project Usage Restrictions For use only with news coverage of this research License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.