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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02990

A thick lahar deposit resulted from a 100,000-year-old debris avalanche produced by a collapse of the N side of Mount Hood. It swept down the Hood River valley and traveled across the Columbia River, temporarily damming it to a depth of 30 m. This thick outcrop that contains rounded boulders in a clay-rich matrix, is located N of Underwood, Washington, on the other side of the Columbia River. Photo by Willie Scott, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).

A thick lahar deposit resulted from a 100,000-year-old debris avalanche produced by a collapse of the N side of Mount Hood. It swept down the Hood River valley and traveled across the Columbia River, temporarily damming it to a depth of 30 m. This thick outcrop that contains rounded boulders in a clay-rich matrix, is located N of Underwood, Washington, on the other side of the Columbia River.

Photo by Willie Scott, 1994 (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: lahar | deposit | outcrop | field work | volcanologist


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