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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Soda Creek: Restoration Results After The 1966 Flood



Last month, on my drive along the Cascade Lakes Highway near Bend, Oregon, I stopped at Soda Creek Campground at Sparks Lake.  Soda Creek is beautiful and pristine, with a view of South Sister ...

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
... and Broken Top.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Unless you knew (and I did not, until I read these plaques), you would never guess that this stream had been reconstructed by people and computer programs in 1996, after a devastating flood in 1966 ruined the original Soda Creek.  On October 7, 1966, a glacier from one of the unnamed lakes on Broken Top melted into the lake, creating the tidal wave that flooded Soda Creek in a severe way.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I became fascinated with learning more.  There is some info out there, but this article from The Ore Bin, a publication of the State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries does a great job of summing things up.  I enlarged these for easier reading; just slide the bar at the bottom of the page to see the rest:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


There you go!  I hope that this helps, if you have been searching around for info on Soda Creek in Central Oregon.  If you enjoyed this post, you might like to see this one too:  Cascade Lake Highway Photos.

~ Kathy M.


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4 comments:

Mama Zen said...

That's really neat! I had never even thought of a flood happening that way.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, Mama Z! Me either. I just found this so interesting.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Fascinating, Kathy. I still think the state of Oregon needs to put you on their payroll. :)

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks, Lisa. Maybe they will if they are ever able to hire anybody again. It is so pretty and varied here; I feel very blessed to live here, that is for sure.

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