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Activity 6 - Catastrophic Floods from Glacial Lakes


Use the resources listed below to help you complete this activity.

 

To learn more about this topic, visit the following web sites:


When Glacial Dams Fail

"Glacial Lake Missoula and the Missoula Floods" - USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
This site reviews the formation of Glacial Lake Missoula and the catastrophic floods that formed the Channeled Scablands.

"Lake Agassiz: Child of Ice" - Earthscapes
This site discusses the size and formation of Glacial Lake Agassiz along with other ancient glacial lakes.

Inquiring Further:


To learn more about J. Harlan Bretz's theory and evidence behind it, visit the following web sites:

"Glacial Lake Missoula and the Missoula Floods" - USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
This site reviews the formation of Glacial Lake Missoula and the catastrophic floods that formed the Channeled Scablands.

Glacial Lake Missoula and the Missoula Floods
Montana Natural History Center
This page is a virtual tour of Lake Missoula.

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Last updated: May 11, 2010


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