A growing list of Pacific Northwest geology resources that are available online and/or through libraries.
- A Self-Guided Tour of the Geology of the Columbia River Gorge - 2004; Norman; D.K.; and J.M. Roloff: Portland Airport to Skamania Lodge; Stevenson; Washington ; Open-File Report 2004-7; Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources; Washington State Department of Natural Resources; Olympia; Washington.
- Big Black Boring Rock: Essays on Northwest Geology - 2006; Reidel; Steve P.: Battelle Press; Columbus; Ohio; 142 p.
- Cascadia: The Geologic Evolution of the Pacific Northwest - 1972; McKee; Bates : ; McGraw-Hill; New York (textbook).
- Channeled Scablands of Lincoln County - 1999; U.S. Bureau of Land Management: 1 sheet; scale 1:100
- Cheney to Palouse Falls - Field Guide - 2006; Kiver; E.; D. Stradling; B. Bjornstad; and L Stoess: Ice Age Floods Field Trip; Field-trip guide for the Cheney-Palouse Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute; May 6; 2006; 50 p.
- Columbia Gorge Geology and the Ice Age Floods -
DeKay, L. and T. Hurd, 2015; An overview of the geology in the Columbia River Gorge, including information about the Ice Age Floods.
- Columbia River Gorge - HugeFloods (22:21): The Columbia River Gorge features an incredible variety of geology and human history as it slices through the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. The Columbia River Basalts, the Missoula Floods, the Bonneville Flood, the Bridge of the Gods, Celilo Falls, Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock, Lewis and Clark, the Oregon Trail, the Columbia River Highway, and more! Published on Apr 5, 2015
- Columnar Basalt Field Trip - Learn about columnar basalt as we explore outcrops at Frenchman Coulee and Drumheller Channels. Leader: Nick Zentner - CWU Geology. 4.7 Mb field trip guide
- Digital Bibliography of the Geology and Mineral Resources of Washington - The file includes material dating from 1798 and is updated monthly. Compiler and editor is Connie Manson; librarian at the DNR Div. of Geology and Earth Resources Library in Olympia; Wash.; one of the best libraries for Washington geology material.
- Fire; Faults; & Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin -
1997; Mueller; M.; and T. Mueller: University of Idaho Press; Moscow; Idaho. This road and trail guidebook introduces readers to outstanding geological features found in the Columbia River Basin. Available through IAFI Bookstore.
- Flood Basalts and Glacier Floods-Roadside Geology of Parts of Walla Walla, Franklin, and Columbia Counties, Washington - Carson, Robert J., and Kevin R. Pogue, 1996, "Flood Basalts and Glacier Floods--Roadside Geology of Parts of Walla Walla, Franklin, and Columbia Counties, Washington," Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 90, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources, Olympia, Wash.
- Geologic Road Trips in Grant County - 1996; Amara; Mark S.; and George E. Neff: Washington; ; Adam East (Now Moses Lake) Museum and Art Center ( 509-766-9395); Moses Lake; Wash.
- Geologic Wonders of the Columbia - 2006; Cunderla; B.: Part 1; Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center Field Trip; May; 13; 2006.
- GEOLOGY 496: Columbia Plateau/Channeled Scablands Field Course - North Dakota State University
- Geology of the Columbia Plateau - including Miocene basalt flows and Ice Age Floods (USGS).
- Geology of the Columbia River Gorge - US Forest Service site featuring information on the Ice Age Floods; basalt flows; previous paths of the Columbia River; and more.
- Geology of the Columbia River Gorge - Glossary - An illustrated glossary
- Geology of the Yakima Valley Wine Country - 2004; Norman; D.K.; A.J. Busacca; and R. Teissere: A Geologic Field Trip Guide from Stevenson to Zillah; Washington; Field Trip Guide 1; Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources; Washington State Department of Natural Resources; Olympia; Washington.
- Glacial Geology of Flathead Valley and Catastrophic Drainage of Glacial Lake Missoula - 1977; Curry; R.R.: Rocky Mountain Section Field Guide ; Geological Society of America; v. 4; University of Montana; Missoula.
- Hiking Washington's Geology - 2000; Babcock; Scott; and Bob Carson: Mountaineers; Seattle.
- Leavenworth to Wellington Field Trip Guide - This field trip will take us on a transect from the eastern edge of the northeastern Cascades in Leavenworth to just west of the Cascade Crest at the old Great Northern railstop of Wellington. Enroute, we will see evidence for a variety of rock types, geologic structures, climates, glaciations, river and stream processes, vegetation, landslides, wildfires, and snow avalanches.
This transect is an area of much historical significance because it has been a main transportation corridor since 1893. It is perhaps because of the intersection of transportation with geology, topography, climate, and vegetation that this area is most famous. While fire and avalanches have impacted this area for centuries, it is only in the last century with the growth of human population and infrastructure in the mountains that that these events have truly become hazards.
Our final stop will explore a classic Cascade hazard—snow avalanches--at Wellington, the site of the deadliest snow avalanche disaster in North America. Leader: Karl Lillquist - CWU Geography. 4.5 MB Field Trip Guide
- Lower Grand Coulee Field Trip Guide - The Lower Grand Coulee extends from Dry Falls to Soap Lake. It is perhaps the most striking of the coulees of the Missoula Flood-created Channeled Scablands. We will explore saline lakes, ice age lakes, hanging valleys, flood bars, giant current ripples, folded Columbia River Basalts, butte and basin topography, potholes, caves, rhino casts, and human activity related to the ice age floods in the Lower Grand Coulee. Stops will include the Ephrata Expansion Bar south of Soap, Soap Lake (a closed basin lake at the downstream end of the Lower Grand Coulee), a flood bar covered with giant current ripples at the mouth of East Lenore Coulee, Lake Lenore caves (notable as models of human occupation sites in the area), and Dry Falls at the head of the coulee. Leader: Karl Lillquist - CWU Geography.
- Moses Coulee to Chelan Field Trip - The Mid-Columbia River between Moses Coulee and Chelan lies at a key natural boundary. Geology, physiography, climate, and vegetation change dramatically from west to east along this boundary. To the wetter west, lies the coniferous forest-shrouded Cascade Range and associated crystalline rocks of the Swakane and Chelan Mountains terranes. To the east, we see more arid, shrub steppe of the Columbia Plateau and underlying Columbia River Basalts. The northern portion of this area was shaped directly by the late Pleistocene Okanogan Lobe of the Cordilleran Icesheet while ice age floods impacted areas to the south. Our trip will focus on evidence for these intermingled glaciers and floods in this distinctive boundary environment. Stops will focus on key features of the flood and glacial story between Moses Coulee and Chelan. Leader: Karl Lillquist - CWU Geography. 4.5 Mb Field Trip Guide
- Northwest Exposures: A Geologic Story of the Northwest - 1995; Alt; David D.; and Donald W. Hyndman: Mountain Press; Missoula; Mont.
- Northwest Geological Society - The Northwest Geological Society provides information and links on a variety of geological topics in the Pacific Northwest; including the Ice Age Floods.
- Old Blewett Pass field trip (Fall 2015) - Explore the geology of the Old Blewett Pass area with Leader Nick Zentner of CWU Geology. 6.7 Mb field guide
- On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods - Northern Reaches -
2012; Bruce Bjornstadt; Publisher: Keokee Co. Publishing Inc.; 480 pages. This remarkably detailed and authoritative guide leads you by trail; road and aerial tour to discover for yourself the amazing world of cataclysmic flood geology. Available through IAFI Boorkstore.
- On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A Geological Field Guide to the Mid Columbia Basin -
2006; Bjornstad; Bruce N.: Keokee Publishing Inc.; Sandpoint; Idaho; 307p. During the last great Ice Age that ended some 15;000 years ago; the Pacific Northwest was repeatedly decimated by cataclysmic floods unlike anything of modern times. Available through IAFI Bookstore.
- Roadside Geology of Idaho - 1989; Alt; David D.; and Donald W. Hyndman: Mountain Press; Missoula; Mont.
- Roadside Geology of Montana - 1986; Alt; David D.; and Donald W. Hyndman: Mountain Press; Missoula; Mont.
- Roadside Geology of Oregon - 1978; Alt; David D.; and Donald W. Hyndman: Mountain Press; Missoula; Mont.
- Roadside Geology of Washington - 1984; Alt; David D.; and Donald W. Hyndman: Mountain Press; Missoula; Mont.
- The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington: The Geologic Story of the Spokane Flood -
1989; Weis; P.L.; and W.L. Newman; Eastern Washington University Press; Cheney; Wash.; second edition. This 25 page booklet gives a fantastic brief overview of the Ice Age Floods story. Available through IAFI Bookstore.
- The Geological History of the Wenatchee Valley and Adjacent Vicinity -
2006; Mason; Charles L.; World Publishing; Wenatchee; Washington; 167p. Describes the last two hundred million year unparalleled buffet of geological events in the Wenatchee Valley area. Available through IAFI Bookstore.
- The Magnificent Gateway: A Layman’s Guide to the Geology of the Columbia River Gorge - Allen, John Eliot, 1984, Timber Press, Portland, Ore. Describes in layman's terms the geological forces which have produced the Columbia River Gorge.
- The Restless Northwest: A Geological Story - Williams, Hill, 2002, Washington State University Press, Pullman, Wash. The Restless Northwest provides a brief, easy-to-follow overview of the geologic processes that shaped the Northwest. One of the attractions of the Northwest is its varied terrain, from the volcanic Cascade Range to the flood-scoured scablands of eastern Washington and the eroded peaks of the northern Rockies. These vast differences are the result of a collision of the old and the new.
- Touchet Bed Clastic Dikes Olympic-Wallowa Lineament Seismicity - Abstracts of papers prepared by Kevin Pogue of Whitman College.
- Washington’s Channeled Scabland - Bretz, J Harlen, 1959, "Washington’s Channeled Scabland," Bulletin No. 45, Washington Division of Mines and Geology, Olympia, Wash.
- Wenatchee Valley Ice Age Floods Geological Trail: Self Guided Driving Tours - Wenatchee Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; 2005