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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 FeaturesLake Lenore Caves, Washington

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The Lake Lenore Caves were formed during the last Ice Age, when the catastrophic Missoula Ice Age Floods raged across much of eastern Washington State.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 8/10/2008

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Erratic Bench, Dayton, Washington

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Bench made from a glacial erratic.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam

location: Washington

date approved: 8/9/2008

last visited: 8/3/2008

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesPalouse Falls & Missoula Ice Age Flood

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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, moving up to 60 miles per hour, created the 198 feet Palouse Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 6/8/2008

last visited: 7/14/2014

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesWillamette Meteorite, Eugene, Oregon

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The 15.5 ton, iron-nickel Willamette Meteorite, discovered in the state of Oregon, is the largest meteorite found in the United States. It was transported by by glacial outburst floods during the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HappyFrog (& gang)

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/26/2008

last visited: 1/13/2015

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesWillamette Meteorite, West Lynn, Oregon

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The 15.5 ton, iron-nickel Willamette Meteorite, discovered in the state of Oregon, is the largest meteorite found in the United States. It was transported by glacial/flood deposits during the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Oregon

date approved: 5/6/2008

last visited: 10/22/2013

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesTualatin Valley Boulders - Lake Oswego, Oregon

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A couple of large basalt boulders on the side of the road that have no business being there.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bluejacket01

location: Oregon

date approved: 4/2/2008

last visited: never

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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 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 FeaturesDrumheller Channels

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This is the landmark for the Drumheller Channels area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee

location: Washington

date approved: 9/7/2007

last visited: 8/10/2011

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesCorfu Slide on Saddle Mountain

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The Corfu Slide is a geological feature located on the north slope of the Saddle Mountains above Crab Creek near the Columbia river in eastern Washington

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee

location: Washington

date approved: 9/7/2007

last visited: 9/24/2009

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesLake Pend Oreille, Idaho

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Lake Pend Oreille is a small remnant of all that glacial action that caused the Missoula Ice Age Floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Idaho

date approved: 9/5/2007

last visited: 7/5/2012

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesSteamboat Rock, Washington

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Steamboat Rock is a massive basalt butte, several miles long and 800 feet high with a surface area of 600 acres, that was created by the ice age floods of 15,000 to 18,000 years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 9/1/2007

last visited: 7/26/2014

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesGlacial Lake Missoula Water Level at Cabinet Gorge Dam, Idaho

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Massive dams of glacial ice once blocked water from leaving western Montana--until their catastrophic failures.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Idaho

date approved: 8/30/2007

last visited: 8/4/2008

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesDry Falls and the Missoula Ice Age Flood

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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, moving up to 60 mph, created the largest waterfall to ever exist--Dry Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 8/20/2007

last visited: 9/20/2013

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesCamas Prairie Wave Lines - Montana

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The wave line cuts were made during the draining of Lake Missoula and are located along MT Hwy 382.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Montana

date approved: 8/5/2007

last visited: never

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesTwo Sisters and the Missoula Ice Age Floods, Washington

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The area was scoured by Missoula floodwaters traveling about 40 to 45 mph that overflowed the top of the gap. This left the most solid of the ancient lava flows as buttes and mesas such as "Two Sisters" and “Hat Rock.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 8/5/2011

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Glacial Lake Missoula Flood FeaturesWallula Gap and the Missoula Ice Age Flood, Washington

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Glacial-outburst waters that crossed the Channeled Scablands during the Missoula Flood of 15,000–18,000 years ago were channeled through Wallula Gap. Because of the constriction at gap, the flood waters back-flooded forming, briefly, Lake Lewis.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 8/8/2011

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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 FeaturesKalama Narrows & Missoula Flood, Washington

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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 Kalama Narrows acted like a bottleneck, backing up the floodwaters.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red

location: Washington

date approved: 3/6/2007

last visited: 10/25/2012

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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

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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 FeaturesFrenchman Coulee

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Frenchman Coulee is one of the most awesome features left behind by the great Ice-Age floods.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee

location: Washington

date approved: 2/26/2007

last visited: 10/9/2011

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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

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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

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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

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