Lower Columbia Floods Chapter

IAFI’s Lower Columbia Floods Chapter serves the Willamette Valley and lower Columbia River

Chapter Officers
President: Rick Thompson | (503) 257-0144
Vice-President: Jane Walpole
Secretary: Sylvia Thompson | 503-257-0144
Treasurer: Charles Hall

The Lower Columbia Floods Chapter hosts lectures on the third Thursday of each month except in August and December when we do not meet.  Meetings (except September) are held at the Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Drive, Tualatin, Oregon 97062.  The September meeting is held at the Tualatin Library..

Chapter News – KGW TV in Portland recently carried a story on it’s “Grant’s Getaways” show entitled “Oregon’s Erratic Rocks.” The segment features Rick Thompson of the Lower Columbia chapter and looks at how erratic rocks found in the Willamette Valley are remnants of the Lake Missoula floods. Click here to view the video segment.

Chapter Address:
Lower Columbia Chapter
Ice Age Floods Institute
PO Box 25658
Portland, OR 97298

Please see the Upcoming Events to the right or the General Events Calendar for a listing of all chapter meetings and events.

2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour

Welcome to the lake of healing waters (Smokiam), located in the original plunge pool of the Lower Grand Coulee, for the 2017 IAFI Fall Membership Meeting and Tour at Soap Lake, WA, hosted by the Lower Grand Coulee Chapter on … [Read More Here…]

Bretz and His Floods Story – National Geographic

National Geographic has published an outstanding article, “Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades”, about J Harlan Bretz and his outrageous, fantastical theories of a landscape shaped by huge floods. Most Ice Age Floods aficionados are generally aware … [Read More Here…]

Washington’s Ice Age Floods – ESRI Story Map

The Washington Geological Survey (formerly the Division of Geology and Earth Resources) has just released an ESRI story map about the Ice Age Floods in Washington. The story map: “tells the story of cataclysmic outburst floods that shaped the landscape … [Read More Here…]

6 New “Nick On The Rocks” Videos

Here’s a present for all you Nick Zentner fans (and who isn’t a fan of Nick?). Nick is starring in 6 brand new short geology videos pretentiously titled ‘Nick On The Rocks’. This series of short videos showcases the diverse geologic wonders … [Read More Here…]

Chapter-specific Ice Age Floods Brochures

In 2015 the Lake Lewis Chapter developed a Lake Lewis Floodscape Brochure highlighting five major floods features in their Tri-Cities area. Each of the highlight panels include scanable links to more detailed information on the IAFI.org website. When the chapter … [Read More Here…]

Ice Age Floods Facebook Page

You may want to ‘Like‘ the Ice Age Floods Institute Facebook page to stay abreast of all the News and Shares coming out from the Institute. We’re sharing news and articles well beyond the Floods, including geology, natural history, general articles about … [Read More Here…]