Revisit ‘Missoula Floods’

“Cataclysms On the Columbia,” a lecture on the Missoula Floods, one of the greatest geological events to ever have occurred in North America, is presented Feb. 26 at Columbia Gorge Community College Indian Creek campus.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. (A previous publication contained incorrect schedule and admission information.)

Lecturers Scott Burns and Marjorie Burns, both professors at Portland State University, have recently rewritten a book, “Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods.”

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