The Channeled Scablands in Washington state have long puzzled scientists due to the intricate patterns of the landscape and the massive erosion features found in the region. These features, known as the "MegaFloods," were formed by colossal floods that occurred thousands of years ago. To understand the mystery behind the formation of the Channeled Scablands, experts are organizing a conference to be held in September 2022.
The Channeled Scablands are an unusual geological feature that covers over 16,000 square miles in Eastern Washington. The area is characterized by deep canyons, dry falls, and massive boulder deposits that indicate powerful erosion forces at work. The MegaFloods that shaped the Scablands are believed to have occurred around 15,000 years ago when Glacial Lake Missoula periodically burst through ice dams, releasing vast amounts of water in a short period.