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Unformatted text preview: Matthew Condon Geology 101 Lab Sec. 10 October 11 th 2010 Palouse Falls Location-The subject area for my term project is the Palouse falls. It is located in the southeastern region of Washington State in Whitman County. The Palouse Falls is found 5 miles north of the Lake Herbert G. West reservoir, which is a product of the lower monumental dam. The water in the falls comes from the Snake River. It is located off highway 261, which is reached by taking highway 26 east from Pullman. Geologic features- The topography the Palouse falls is that of flatlands that were channeled by glacial ice millions of years ago. The elevation is 771 feet. It is located in the Columbia basin, inland 300 miles from the Pacific Ocean. A divergent boundary caused one of the largest flood basalts in Earths history. The effusive lava, being low in silica, poured out over Washingtons surface and allowed it to spread across the state into Idaho and Oregon, creating the layers of rock found in this area as well as the much...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Wilkie during the Fall '08 term at Washington State University .
- Fall '08