Saturday, May 26, 2007
I'm having fun now. Figured out the picture thing. Whoever designed this software is a genuis because I can never figure out how to do anything. In this case, however, it was a snap. Watch out now.
Oh, the picture shows the view from the Gorge Amplitheater in Eastern Washington. The Columbia River is in the background. There were times (12,000 to 15,000 years ago) when the entire canyon was filled with water flowing from ice age glacier lakes. Occasionally ice dams holding the lakes back would break releasing huge amount of water (up to 15 cubic miles per hour flowing from a lake that was 2000 feet deep, covering an area larger then Lake Michigan). The flood plane carved by these outflows is called channeled scablands. Miles and miles of river channels were carved out of the basalt rock in just a few days.
Google "Dry Falls" for the real scoop.