The Puget Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at the Edmonds Senior Center to hear University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences Professor David Montgomery speak about his recently published book, “The Rocks Don’t Lie – A Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood.”
During the last Ice Age, 18,000 to 12,000 years ago, and in multiple Ice Ages, cataclysmic floods inundated large portions of the Pacific Northwest from Glacial Lake Missoula, pluvial Lake Bonneville, and perhaps from subglacial outbursts. The Ice Age Floods Institute was formed in 1996 as a non-profit organization dedicated to providing authoritative information to the public about all aspects of the floods and their effects on Pacific Northwest. A further goal of the Institute is to assist the National Park Service in establishing and funding the nation’s first national geological trail. Congress established the Ice Age Floods National Geological Trail in 2009; funds to carry out the Trail’s purposes have not as yet been appropriated.
Puget Lobe Chapter meetings are always free and open to the public. For more information, call Chapter President Dale Middleton at 206-784-3146. The next chapter meeting will be on March 3.