Magnitudes and implications of peak discharges from glacial Lake Missoula

  title={Magnitudes and implications of peak discharges from glacial Lake Missoula},
  author={Victor R. Baker},
New field evidence and discharge calculation procedures provide new estimates of maximum late Pleistocene glacial Lake Missoula flood discharges for two important reaches along the flood route. Within the Spokane Valley, near the point of release, the peak discharge probably exceeded 17 ± 3 million m-sec. Downstream at Wallula Gap, a major point of flow convergence, peak discharge was about 10 ± 2.5 million m^*sec'. Flow duration was on the order of several days. These are the largest known… CONTINUE READING


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