Monday, December 8, 2014

Geo 730: December 8, Day 707: As Disastrous as a Lava Flow

By this point, Dana noticed I hadn't thought to roll down the window, in my excitement, and had taken care it from the driver's side. We had stopped briefly to allow some work vehicles to cross the road, which allowed a couple steadier shots, this one and tomorrow's. Then I took her camera so she had some photos too.

A friend from my early years at OSU found a couple of items, and sent along links, that may be of interest here. The following video is from this past July, quadcopter footage starting from the work road extending upriver on the left. It's quite spectacular, and two years on, there hasn't been much in the way of recovery, aside from some scrubby vegetation. (You can skip ahead to 37 seconds to avoid staring at an energy drink can for that long.)
Also, here's a link to a set of photos taken in the area in the immediate aftermath. I hadn't realized until today just how much damage had been done, or that the new bridge had just recently opened when we crossed it.

Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

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