Geological history

Geological history
9:22 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Book: Missoula Floods shaped inland Northwest

Bruce Bjornstad, of Richland, near the Potholes Coulee near Quincy, Wash. Photo by Bruce Bjornstad

Originally published on Mon May 21, 2012 5:11 pm

RICHLAND, Wash. – A new book details how a dramatic series of Ice Age Floods transformed the landscape of the inland Northwest.

The new book called, “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches,” details what happened when floods whooshed into the Northwest and created the channeled scablands.

Bruce Bjornstad spent five years researching and writing his geologic guidebook. One fact in the book: It might have been as many as 1,000 floods that shaped the region, not just two or three big events.

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