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Srandlines Created by Glacial Lake Missoula

(Huge "bathtub rings" provide evidence of Glacial Lake Missoula's many fillings)

Glacial Lake Missoula Strandlines - Mission Valley, Montana.
Lake Missoula shorelines etched out by wave activity have been preserved on many western Montana hillsides.

Lake Missoula Strandlines.
Strandlines above the Mission Valley, Montana.

Lake Missoula Strandlines - Missoula, Montana.
Lake Missoula strandlines - Missoula, Montana. Viewing strandlines in multiple locations (i.e. Missoula, the Mission Valley and Camas Prairie) give one a good feel for the volume of water involved in Ice Age Floods events.

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David Alt's book, Glacial Lake Missoula and its Humongous Floods includes a good description of strandlines in the Clark Fork drainage.

All photos by Tom Foster unless otherwise noted.

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