Lake Missoula Flood Author Talk with Rick Thompson
Join artist, photographer, and writer Rick Thompson as he presents his research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars miles wide and hundreds of feet high. With color photos, topographical maps and space photos, Mr. Thompson will show some of the signs still visible today.
A native Oregonian, Mr. Thompson is President of the Lower Columbia Chapter oft he Ice Age Floods Institute who loves to share the beauty of the great Northwest. Though geology is not his profession, it is his passion. Using his 20-year study, Mr. Thompson will share the dramatic story our landscape has to tell.
Cost: Free with admission:
Seniors (60+): $9
Youth (13-18): $9
Children (4-12): $7
Children 3 and under and free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).
Phone: (503) 657-9336
Event url: historicoregoncity.org
1726 Washington St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
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