AMAZING GRACE

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by wilma trner

During the ICE AGE, glaciers to the North blocked the Columbia River & forced flood waters to find a new route.The river,swollen from melting glacial ice began to carve a new channel.Much of the water rushed through the new channel opened by the Columbia River.The turbulent water enlarged the channel & created huge waterfalls.Eastern Washington was scored by many such floods,each lasting only a few weeks.This 3 1/2 mile wide & over 400 feet tall group of scalloped cliffs was at one time the largest waterfall in the world.Dry channels are called coulees. Grand Coulee,is the largest.

Location: DRY FALLS * Grand Coulee * EASTERN WASHINGTON * UNITED STATES of AMERICA

 

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