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Ice Age Floods Explorer

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Many people may not know that the quaint city of Cheney is situated on the side of a loess island. In fact, where the water tower stands brings into perspective the overwhelming size of the floods and can be used as a reference point to try to…

Located in Eastern Washington, a part of the Channeled Scablands, lies an interesting land feature with even a more interesting story. Carved out by the Missoula Floods, the Hole in the Ground is a place that has fascinating geologic attributes and…

Once Elberton was a booming town with a population of 500 people. How did the town go from a population of 500 to not even a town at all with a population of less than 15 (Benoit, 2013)? Elberton is one out of two towns in Washington to dissolve…

On a class field trip we stopped at Rock Lake to have lunch. While there, we were talking about the steep basalt walls of the coulee that was formed by the Missoula floods. Dr. Chad Pritchard and I thought it might be cool to figure out what kind of…

The most mesmerizing, intriguing, and naturally occurring event in the history of the eastern Washington area is that of the Missoula Floods. Of course the story of the Missoula Floods would have never been uncovered if it wasn’t for…

When visiting Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, you will find a great deal of wetlands and beautiful skies. Turnbull is located in northeastern Washington on the eastern edge of the Columbia Basin. A specific characteristic that many may not…

The closest people get to nature these days is an image of some trees set as their desk top screen saver. In a world driven by technology, deadlines, and coffee the beauty of nature has been put on the back burner and forgotten. However, just because…

Imagine walking along the countryside in late August and coming across brightly colored purple flowers. Small basal leaves form rosettes while the blooms have thistles that are in full swing July through September. This small flower may look like a…

An American whitewater kayaker takes the biggest plunge in an attempt to set a world record. Tyler Bradt was born in Stevensville, Montana. Tyler was kayaking class five rapids at the age of 12, and by 15 he was receiving national recognitions. He…

Walking through the Columbia Plateau, you might find a similarity to the Great Plains throughout the American Midwest, though under the surface a very different setting exists. An enormous network of solidified lava flows holds record of one of the…

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