“Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They’re Absolutely Enormous”

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    Written By : Craig Newmark, September 30, 2012 @ “Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They’re Absolutely Enormous” | Right Wing News

    The story of another scientist who was laughed at but whose truth eventually won.

    Long before the discovery of the scablands, geologists dismissed the role of catastrophic floods in interpreting European geology. . . .

    [J. Harlen] Bretz was a classic field geologist and a controversial figure throughout his career. In 1925 he presented the story of the region’s giant floods, seeing what others at first could not—and then would not—see. He spent his lifetime piecing together the story of how a raging wall of water hundreds of feet high roared across eastern Washington, carving deep channels before cascading down the Columbia River Gorge as a wall of water high enough to turn Oregon’s Willamette Valley into a vast backwater lake. . . .

    Bretz was ridiculed until 1940 . . . A good article with lots of links @ Biblical-Type Floods Are Real, and They're Absolutely Enormous | Natural Disasters | DISCOVER Magazine :cool:
     
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    We'd best get to work on our emergency arks then..........

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    Well yes, regional floods resulting from ice dams breaking as the ice melted during the warmup preceding the present interglacial period. Hardly the worldwide flood of the Bible.
     
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    Tragic flooding in the Mid-west...

    Floods swamp Missouri, Illinois; nine million people in risk areas
    Thu Dec 31, 2015 - Towns in Tennessee and southern Illinois prepared on Thursday to cope with potential flooding after rain-swollen rivers washed out hundreds of structures in Missouri, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma and forced thousands to flee their homes.
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    Army Identifies 5 Foreign Military Drowning Victims of Missouri Flood
    Dec 30, 2015 | The five foreign military drowning victims of raging Missouri flood waters last weekend were all officers – two from Egypt, and one each from Algeria, Jordan and Malaysia, the Army said Wednesday.
     
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    Cajun country flooded...

    Unusually widespread flooding wreaks havoc across Louisiana and Mississippi
    Mon, Mar 14, 2016 - As the Leaf River rose north of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 26-year-old Rebecca Bruce and her fiance grabbed what they could and left the shed where they live. The water was more than 0.6m deep indoors when they left, she said.
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    More dead in Deep South flooding; water levels to rise
    March 13, 2016 -- Parts of the Deep South are bracing for more rain Sunday and flooding later this week after six people died in historic flooding that has also destroyed homes and washed out roads.

     
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    Floods of biblical proportion?

    Wow, urban renewal on steroids!!!!
     
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    The recent flooding - from heavy rains and rising rivers - is not the sort of thing the OP is talking about. Think catastrophic.
     
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    As in 500 cubic miles of water going from Montana down the Colombia to the ocean in about a week. And another one of the same proportions, from Utah, down the Snake and Colombia in the same amount of time.
     
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    Or Noah's flood when the Mediterranean overtopped it's banks at what would become Istanbul and cut the Straits of Bosporus while turning what used to be a moderate lake into the Black Sea
     

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