Palouse Falls, Palouse Canyon, Columbia River Plateau, photo

Seasonal Cataract

Palouse Falls

Heavy Spring runnoff reults in a seasonal cataract on the Palouse River. These falls and the canyon downstream are an important feature of the channeled scablands created by the great Missoula Floods that swept periodically across eastern Washington and across the Columbia River Plateau during the Pleistocene epoch. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.

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