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Spokane Lecture: FIRE AND ICE: THE STORY OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASALTS AND THE ICE AGE FLOODS

Location: Spokane Community College, THE LAIR, BUILDING 6
1810 N Greene St Spokane, WA 99217

Cost:FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Contact: Melanie Bell (509) 954 4242 Email

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LECTURE AND ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION FOR MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS. 

“Fire and Ice: The Story of the Columbia River Basalts and the Ice Age Floods” will be discussed by Brent Cunderla, retired Bureau of Land Management geologist, from Wenatchee, Washington.  You will hear Cunderla present an overview of the Ice Age (Missoula) Floods story of the Pacific Northwest.  The “Fire” portion will highlight the Columbia River Basalt Group (eastern Washington) while the “Ice” portion will illustrate the Ice Age Floods of the Pacific Northwest.  The interaction between the Ice Age Flood waters and the Columbia River Basalts played a key role in the formation of the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington.  The Floods story from Glacial Lake Missoula in NW Montana to the Pacific Ocean will be highlighted in the program, including Camas Prairie of NW Montana, Purcell Trench Ice Dam, Rathdrum Prairie, Spokane vicinity, Cheney-Palouse Scabland Tract, Channeled Scabland of Eastern Washington, Telford/Crab Creek flood pathways, Grand and Moses Coulees, large floods along the existing Columbia River Drainage (Wenatchee, WA area), ponding of flood waters in the Pasco Basin (Glacial Lake Lewis), Wallula Gap, Columbia River Gorge, Portland OR/Vancouver WA flooding, Willamette Valley back flooding (Glacial Lake Allison), and Pacific Ocean-Lower sea level and flooding down sub-marine canyons.  J Harlan Bretz and Joseph Pardee roles in the Floods story development will be reviewed as well.

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