Channeled Scabland

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 22 August 2010 in Landscape & Rural.

An basalt laden area about 50 miles from my home which used for pasture land since it can't be farmed. "The Channeled Scablands are a unique geological erosion feature in the U.S. state of Washington. They were created by the cataclysmic Missoula Floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch. Geologist J Harlen Bretz coined the term in a series of papers in the 1920s. Debate over the origin of the Scablands raged for four decades and is one of the great debates in the history of earth science." Wikipedia