The Flood Zone--Landscapes Sculpted by the Glacial Lake Missoula Floods Photographs by Bill Woolston

September 7, 2007 - March 23, 2008

Through large-format panoramic photographs and three-dimensional techniques The Flood Zone explored extraordinary landscapes in the Columbia Basin created by the powerful erosive forces of some of the largest and most powerful floods that have ever occurred on earth—the Ice Age Missoula Floods. The legacy of the floods includes not only stark scabland and dramatic dry coulees and cataracts, but also exceptionally fertile, productive farmland, and significant wetlands and aquifers, all captured by photographer Bill Woolston’s camera. Ice Age fossils from the museum’s collection were also on display.