October Image of the Month Errata

Apologies for the misidentification of the Glacier Peak glaciers named in the description of the October Geology Image of the Month. The revised description: The Glacier Peak photo shows the west side of Glacier Peak (elev. 10541 ft.), a young stratovolcano located in the Cascade Range, eastern Snohomish County, Washington.  Prominent glaciers are the slightly […]

Tim Walsh to give public talk on South Sound glacial history

Another public geological science event is set to take take place during Earth Science Week on Thursday, October 17, when Tim Walsh, Chief Hazards Geologist for DNR, will present an illustrated history talk, A Thousand Feet High: Ice Over South Puget Sound. The lecture is scheduled from noon – 12:50 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 […]

August Geology Image of the Month: Hood Canal

The August Geology Image of the Month was captured by mapping geologists Gabriel Legorretta Paulin and Trevor Contreras. It was taken during the 2012 field season while mapping along the Hood Canal, a region that Trevor and others have been working in for the past five years with the aid of grants provided by the […]

Trevor Contreras to Speak at Ice Age Floods Institute, Puget Lobe Chapter Meeting on May 6

DGER mapping geologist Trevor Contreras will address the Puget Lobe Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute on May 6, giving a talk titled “A Closer Examination of Hood Canal and the Puget Lowland.” Trevor says, I will be talking about some of the important findings from five years of geological mapping along Hood Canal. […]

February Image of the Month: Dry Falls, Grant County, WA.

This month’s header image of Dry Falls, located south of Coulee City in Grant County, was submitted by DNR’s Senior Reclamation Geologist, Rian Skov. The falls were created during the Missoula floods during the last Ice Age about 18,000-12,000 years ago. Cyclic damming and breaching of the ice surrounding massive Glacial Lake Missoula (which was […]