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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood Features
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From Montana, across Northern Idaho, over Eastern Washington, and finishing up in Oregon at the Pacific Ocean the floods left features that are very visible today. Log these features and let others know the history of the floods from Glacial Lake Missoula.
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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMosier Eddy Bar, Mosier, Oregon

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The Mosier Eddy Bar was created by the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Erratic, Mosier, Oregon

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This glacial erratic is located in the midst of a rock quarry. It is quite large and probably weighs between 30 to 40 tons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/7/2009

last visited: 12/26/2013

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesCatherine Creek Glacial Erratic, Washington

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At Catherine Creek a difficult and treacherous climb through the window leads to the gap behind, where a granitic boulder (an erratic) is wedged in the crevasse on the north end of the gap.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 4/11/2012

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesRowena Gap - a hydraulic dam

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Rowena Gap is one of many hydraulic dams encountered by the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/9/2012

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMissoula Ice Age Floods Gravel Bar, Lyle, Washington

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Northeast of Rowena Crest is Lyle, Washington which was built on a huge gravel bar left by the cataclysmic Missoula Ice Age Floods. There is a great view of Lyle from Rowena Crest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 8/19/2008

last visited: 8/13/2011

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesKolk Pond, Rowena Crest, Oregon

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The classic kolk pond is just down the trail from Rowena Crest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesKolk Pond at Columbia River Discovery Center, The Dalles, Oregon

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A kolk pond at Columbia River Discovery Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/8/2012

last visited: 6/5/2014

Image for Bridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesBridge of the Gods, Cascade Locks, Oregon

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Ever since the eroding Missoula Flood steepened the valley wall, volcanic rock has been sliding in a series of giant landslides. Between 750 and 1,300 years ago half of Table Mountain broke way in a colossal slide that completely blocked the river.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/6/2007

last visited: 12/30/2013

Image for Glacial Erratic, Maryhill Museum, Washingtonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Erratic, Maryhill Museum, Washington

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This Missoula Ice Age Flood erratic is located on the east end of the Maryhill Museum parking lot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 4/13/2010

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesBeacon Rock

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Between 12 and 15 thousand years ago the Missoula Floods eroded away the softer outer material leaving visible the harder olivine basalt plug that Beacon Rock is composed of.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Washington

date approved: 4/24/2007

last visited: 7/15/2011

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMassive Landslide, Dodson, Oregon

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More than 15,000 years ago the largest and most powerful scientifically documented freshwater flood to occur on earth happened in the Pacific Northwest. Afterwards the drastically eroded Columbia River valley walls ended in steep vertical slopes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/3/2007

last visited: never

Image for Glacial Erratic, Goldendale, Washingtonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Erratic, Goldendale, Washington

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This granite bolder was ice rafted to the Maryhill area during the Missoula (Spokane) Ice Age Flood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 2/7/2010

last visited: 7/12/2014

Image for Missoula Flood & Oneonta, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMissoula Flood & Oneonta, Oregon

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Before the Missoula Flood, the Columbia River valley walls sloped gently down to the river. Afterwards, the drastically eroded valley walls ended in steep vertical slopes, such as the eroded 200’ Oneonta basalt wall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/10/2007

last visited: 8/18/2011

Image for Missoula Flood & Multnomah Falls, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMissoula Flood & Multnomah Falls, Oregon

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After the Missoula Flood, the drastically eroded valley walls ended in very steep vertical slopes. It created one of the greatest concentrations of high waterfalls in North America. Multnomah Falls is the largest and best known of these waterfalls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2007

last visited: 4/12/2015

Image for Chanticleer Point "crafted by cataclysms," Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Corbett, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesChanticleer Point "crafted by cataclysms," Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, Corbett, Oregon

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More than 15,000 years ago the largest and most powerful scientifically documented freshwater flood to occur on earth happened in the Pacific Northwest. The floodwaters height exceeded 1,000 feet traveling at 90 mph through the Columbia River Gorge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/5/2007

last visited: 4/12/2014

Image for Glacial Erratic, Camas/Washougal, Washingtonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Erratic, Camas/Washougal, Washington

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We were geocaching in Camas when we came across this glacial erratic. It is located at the 270 ft. elevation near 924 W S Circle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 10/29/2009

last visited: never

Image for Round Lake Erratic, Camas, Washingtonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesRound Lake Erratic, Camas, Washington

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According to the signboard at Round Lake, the massive boulder's rounded surface and huge shape suggests it was rolled along by the enormous, extremely fast moving flows of the Missoula Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 2/21/2008

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesLacamas Lake, Camas, Washington

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The flood carved out numerous kolk depressions. Many of these depressions filled with water. A notable example is Lacamas Lake near Camas, Washington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 1/29/2007

last visited: 8/8/2010

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesRocky Butte - Portland, Oregon

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Rocky Butte and the area surrounding it were scoured by the Glacial Lake Missoula floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Oregon

date approved: 7/14/2010

last visited: 12/30/2013

Image for WSU's Missoula Ice Age Flood Erratic, Vancouver, Washingtonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesWSU's Missoula Ice Age Flood Erratic, Vancouver, Washington

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It all started the winter of 2003, when a flash of white caught a WSU graduate student’s attention as he drove along 162nd Ave. in east Vancouver. Investigating further, he quickly realized he was looking at a granite Missoula Ice Age Flood erratic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 3/18/2008

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesDangerous Ground, Oregon City, Oregon

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The 6,000+ square feet, old world style house was custom built for the 2006 Street of Dreams near Oregon City, Oregon on dangerous ground created in the aftermath of the Missoula Flood of 13,000 to 18,000 years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/4/2007

last visited: 3/20/2013

Image for Camassia and the Missoula Ice Age Floodsview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesCamassia and the Missoula Ice Age Floods

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The force of the Missoula Ice Age Floods scoured the more resistant basalt bedrock of Camassia creating its shallow-soiled plateaus, and carved away softer bedrock creating low areas that are now seasonal ponds.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/25/2012

last visited: never

Image for Willamette Falls & Missoula Flood, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesWillamette Falls & Missoula Flood, Oregon

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Willamette Falls existed before the Missoula Flood but was shoved far upriver by the waters’ scouring effects.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/4/2007

last visited: 11/6/2013

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesOswego (Sucker) Lake, Lake Oswego, Oregon

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Another kolk depression is Oswego (Sucker) Lake, Oregon. The flood gouged tons of rocks and boulders to scrape out what is now Oswego Lake. That debris was blasted more than a mile west (Durham Quarry), now the site of Bridgeport Village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/1/2007

last visited: 8/16/2013

Image for Missoula Floods and the Washington Park MAX Light Rail Station, Portland, Oregonview gallery

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesMissoula Floods and the Washington Park MAX Light Rail Station, Portland, Oregon

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The layers of lava, silt, and soil which make up the Portland's West Hills - 15,600,000 years of geological history including the Missoula Ice Age Floods - are on display in the Washington Park MAX Light Rail Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 11/13/2012

last visited: never

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