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Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods

 
Glacial Lake Missoula Learn about this huge Ice Age Lake that reshaped the landscape of the Northwest. Includes maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 200 pages that are packed with detailed information about Glacial Lake Missoula. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. David Alt, author.
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Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods
Table of Contents

Introduction: A Glacial Lake, the Fertile Palouse Hills,
the Barren Scablands

1

1. Truly an Inland Sea

    Glacial Lake Missoula
7

2. A Window into the Past

    A Visit to Glacial Lake Missoula
11

3. A Heretic in the Scablands

    J Harlen Bretz and His Humongous Flood
15

4. Where Did the Water Come From?

    J. T. Pardee Returns to Glacial Lake Missoula
21

5. Hard and Distinctive Bedrock

    Belt Rocks
23

6. The Once and Repeating Ice Dam

    Several Dozen Lakes
25

7. Setting the Stage for the Big Spectacle

    The Little Bitterroot Valley
33

8. A Question of Scale

    The Giant Ripples of Camas Prairie
37

9. A Most Extraordinary Basin

    Rainbow Lake
41

10. Ice, Water, and a River

    The Mission Valley, the Jocko Valley, and the Flathead River
49

11. The Unscathed Valleys

    The Bitterroot and Missoula Valleys
59

12. The Tightest Squeeze

    Hellgate Canyon and the Saddle North of Mount Jumbo
65

13. The Water Route to Paradise

    Down the Clark Fork River to the Flathead River
73

14. Taking the Measure of the Drainage Currents

    The Clark Fork River between Paradise and Sandpoint
81

15. Gateway to the Scablands

    Rathdrum Prairie
87

16. Floods of Basalt

    Lava Flows and Crustal Arches
95

17. Moses Coulee

    Okanogan Ice and Glacial Lake Columbia
99

18. The Grandaddy Scablands

    The Cheney-Palouse and Telford-Crab Creek Floodways
109

19. Regulating Glacial Lake Columbia

    Grand Coulee
115

20. The Shortcut to the Snake River

    The Palouse River, Palouse Falls, and Washtucna Coulee
123

21. The Gathering of the Waters

    Beyond the Cheney-Palouse Scabland
129

22. The Grand Emptying

    Floodwater Exits the Quincy Basin
133

23. A Patchwork of Valleys

    Lake Lewis
143

24. The Archives of the Floods

    The Touchet Formation
147

25. The Way West

    Through Wallula Gap and into Lake Condon
151

26. Another Tight Squeeze

    The Columbia Gorge
159

27. A Sudden Rush of Water

    Scouring through Portland
167

28. The Inland Bay

    Floods in the Willamette Valley
171

29. The Last Lap

    On to the Pacific Ocean
177

30. Dusting Off the Crystal Ball

    Could It Happen Again?
179

Epilogue

181

Glossary

183

Selected Bibliography

185

Index

193

 

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