Scott Burns 20 Minute Geology of the Columbia Gorge

Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Julie Gilfillan teams up with Portland State University geology Professor Emeritus Scott Burns for a deeper examination of the Columbia River Gorge’s many striking features.

Scott explains the how and why behind features like Multnomah Falls and Coyote Wall, and why the Oregon side of the Gorge has many waterfalls, while the Washington side instead has landslides.

Because Scott is so good at explaining complicated geologic forces in accessible ways, this segment is very user-friendly. And, unless you’ve been on the Gorge Chapter’s “Geology of the Gorge” field trip, after you watch this you’ll never see the Gorge the same way again!

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