9780878424153

Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Flood: And Its Humongous Floods

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    9780878424153

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    0878424156

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: Mountain Pr
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Summary

The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by wate

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction A Glacial Lake, the Fertile Palouse Hills, the Barren Scablands 1(6)
Truly an Inland Sea
7(4)
Glacial Lake Missoula
A Window into the Past
11(4)
A Visit to Glacial Lake Missoula
A Heretic in the Scablands
15(6)
J Harlen Bretz and His Humongous Flood
Where Did the Water Come From?
21(2)
J. T. Pardee Returns to Glacial Lake Missoula
Hard and Distinctive Bedrock
23(2)
Belt Rocks
The Once and Repeating Ice Dam
25(8)
Several Dozen Lakes
Setting the Stage for the Big Spectacle
33(4)
The Little Bitterroot Valley
A Question of Scale
37(4)
The Giant Ripples of Camas Prairie
A Most Extraordinary Basin
41(8)
Rainbow Lake
Ice, Water, and a River
49(10)
The Mission Valley, the Jocko Valley, and the Flathead River
The Unscathed Valleys
59(6)
The Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys
The Tightest Squeeze
65(8)
Hellgate Canyon and the Saddle North of Mount Jumbo
The Water Route to Paradise
73(8)
Down the Clark Fork River to the Flathead River
Taking the Measure of the Drainage Currents
81(6)
The Clark Fork River between Paradise and Sandpoint
Gateway to the Scablands
87(8)
Rathdrum Prairie
Floods of Basalt
95(4)
Lava Flows and Crustal Arches
Moses Coulee
99(10)
Okanogan Ice and Glacial Lake Columbia
The Grandaddy Scablands
109(6)
The Cheney-Palouse and Telford-Crab Creek Floodways
Regulating Glacial Lake Columbia
115(8)
Grand Coulee
The Shortcut to the Snake River
123(6)
The Palouse River, Palouse Falls, and Washtucna Coulee
The Gathering of the Waters
129(4)
Beyond the Cheney-Palouse Scabland
The Grand Emptying
133(10)
Floodwater Exits the Quincy Basin
A Patchwork of Valleys
143(4)
Lake Lewis
The Archives of the Floods
147(4)
The Touchet Formation
The Way West
151(8)
Through Wallula Gap and into Lake Condon
Another Tight Squeeze
159(8)
The Columbia Gorge
A Sudden Rush of Water
167(4)
Scouring through Portland
The Inland Bay
171(6)
Floods in the Willamette Valley
The Last Lap
177(2)
On to the Pacific Ocean
Dusting Off the Crystal Ball
179(2)
Could It Happen Again?
Epilogue 181(2)
Glossary 183(2)
Selected Bibliography 185(8)
Index 193

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