Grand Coulee/Sun River Lakes/Columbia River Region

Selected References

Allen, J. E., Burns, M., and Sargent, S. C., 1986, Cataclysms on the Columbia River: - A Layman's Guide To the Features Produced By the Catastrophic Bretz Floods In the Pacific Northwest: Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, Inc., Scenic Trips To the Northwest's Geologic Past no 2., 213 p.

Alt, D. D., 2001, Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods: Missoula, Mont.: Mountain Press, 200 p.

Alt, D. D. and Hyndman, D. W., 1994, Roadside Geology of Washington: Boseman, Montana: Mountain Press, 288 p.

Baker, V. R., 1987, Dry Falls of the Channeled Scabland, Washington, in Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America, Hill, M. L., editor, Centennial Field Guide 1, p. 369-372.

Baker, V. R., 2008, The Spokane Flood debates: Historical background and philosophical perspective: Geological Society Special Publication Issue 301, p. 33-50.

Baker, V. R., R. Greeley, P. D. Komar, D. A. Swanson, and R. B. Waitt, 1987, "The Columbia and Snake River Plains", in Graf, W .L., editor, Geomorphic Systems of North America, Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, Centennial Special Volume 2, p. 403-468.

Beeson, M. H., 1987, "Columbia River Gorge: The Geologic Evolution of the Columbia River in Northwestern Oregon and Southwestern Washington," in Hill, M. L., editor, Centennial Field Guide Volume 1, Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America: , p. 321-326.

Bjornstad, B., 2006, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, A Geological Field Guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, Washington: Keokee Guide Book, 320 p.

Bjornstad, B., 2008, Technical bibliography: Scientific Papers and Books About the Ice Age Floods - Listed Alphabetically by Author: Ice Age Floods Institute website. Available on-line at:; or - Listed Chronologically. Available on-line at:

Bretz J. H., 1969, The Lake Missoula floods and the Channeled Scabland: Journal of Geology, v. 77, p. 505-543.

Carson, R. J., and Pogue, K. R., 1996, Flood Basalts and Glacier Floods--Roadside Geology of Parts of Walla Walla, Franklin, and Columbia Counties, Washington: Olympia, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 90, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, 47 p.

Carson, R. J., Tolan, T. R., and Reidel, S. P., 1987, Geology of the Vantage area, south-central Washington; an introduction to the Miocene flood basalts, Yakima fold belt, and the Channeled Scabland: in Hill, M. L., editor, Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America, Centennial Field Guide 1, p. 357-362.

Ice Age Floods Institute, 2008, The Ice Age Floods: Richland, Washington: Ice Age Flood Institute website. Available on-line at:

Ice Age Floods Institute, 2008b, The Proposed Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail: Ice Age Flood Institute website. Available on-line at:

Jones, T., 2009, Soap lake, A Mineral Lake in the Heart of Washington - The Suds,; The Mud: JACOL Filmworks website: Available on-line at:

Kallis, J., Bodensteiner, L., and Gabriel, A., 2010, Hydrological Controls and Freshening in Meromictic Soap Lake, Washington, 1939-2002. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA)v. 46, no. 4, p. 744-756.

Lang, B., [2010], Columbia River: Portland, Oregon: Portland State University, Center For Columbia River History website. Available on-line at:

Mueller, M. and Mueller, T., 1997, Fire, Faults, & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin (Northwest Naturalist Book):Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press.

National Park Service, 2001, Ice Age Floods: Study of Alternatives and Environmental Assessment- Following the Pathways of Glacial Lake Missoula Floods: Seattle, Washington: Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape architects (website), 141 p. (with appendices). Available 0n-line at:

Rieben, E., Davis, S., and Craig, J., [2010], Rivers Run Through It: The Columbia River Basin: Bureau of Land Management, Environmental Education Resources website. Available on-line at:

Schuster, J. E., 2005, Geologic map of Washington State: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources, Geologic Map GM-53, scale 1:500000. Available on-line at:

USDA, [2010], Plants profile: Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt. (arrowleaf balsamroot): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Plants Database. Available on-line at:

USGS, 2001, The Geologic History of the Columbia River Gorge: U.S. Geological Survey/Cascades Volcano Observatory, CVO website: Available on-line at:

Waitt, R. B., and D.A. Swanson, 1987, Geomorphic Evolution of the Columbia Plain and River: in Geomorphic Systems of North America, Graf, W. L., editor, Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Centennial Special Volume 2, p. 403-416.

Wheeler, K. B., Tcherepova, M., and Wehr, W. C., 2002, Plants of Middle Miocene Columbia River Basalts in Central Washington State: The permineralized "bog" flora and petrified woods from Yakima Canyon and Ginkgo Petrified Forest: Geological Society of America, Cordilleran Section 98th Annual Meeting, Abstract. Available on-line at:

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