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Foam and bsalt pillars on the Soap Lake shore
Grand Coulee Dam
websize photograph
Titel: Dry Falls National Monument

Along WA 17 N between Coulee City and Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State, USA.


In central Washington, on the opposite side of the Upper Grand Coulee from the Columbia River, and at the head of the Lower Grand Coulee, resides a three and a half mile crescent-shaped precipice known as Dry Falls. Ten times the size of Niagara, Dry Falls is thought to be the greatest known waterfall that ever existed. Geologists speculate that during the last ice age catastrophic flooding channeled water at 65 miles per hour through the Upper Grand Coulee and over this 400-foot rock face. At this time, it is estimated that the flow of the falls was ten times the current flow of all the rivers in the world combined.

Schlüsselwörter: waterfall, lake, crater
Image sizes: 2916*1795px, 2111kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 19960705-000008
Position coordinates:WGS84 LONG -119.363772869°, LAT 47.6069587368°
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG -119.356048107°, LAT 47.6051792613°
Air-line distance:
Author: André M. Winter
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