Lake Missoula and the Genesis Flood

Can you imagine a cowboy riding along and stopping to get a gander at the huge Lake Missoula, and watch the ice dam burst? Except it wasn't called Montana then, and there probably weren't nobody there at all, let alone, cowboys. 

The Lake Missoula flood gives a small-scale idea of what happened during the much larger Genesis Flood. Secularists are not happy with the evidence for the Genesis Flood judgment on wickedness, and there's another Judgment on its way.
Image credit: US National Park Service
This was way, way back near the end of the Ice Age. The way it's figured, a glacier blocked up the North Fork River and Glacial Lake Missoula was formed. Then the dam burst, and areas in what are now Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon were affected by the massive torrent.

Secular geologists had been debating about that flood for a long time, even speculating that there were several, but they seem to be coming around to the view that there was only one flood there. This was a smaller picture of what we can imagine about the Genesis Flood, which was far more catastrophic and violent, what with the fountains of the deep bursting forth, volcanoes, and that sort of thing. Still, it's impressive. (Also, a bit west a piece, Mt. St. Helens gave its own illustration of Genesis Flood geology.) The Lake Missoula flood is an excellent small-scale example of the Genesis Flood, and there is evidence all over the world for it. Secularists detest this, because it means that not only is the earth far younger than they want to admit (fungus-to-flood-geologist evolution needs a passel of time to supposedly happen), but it's a frightening reminder of God's judgment on wickedness as described in Genesis, and there's another Judgment a-comin' (2 Peter 3:5-7). Take a look at Michael Oard's article:
It is difficult to comprehend fully the immense, almost unimaginable power of the Genesis Flood—because of its sheer size. Its vast volume of water would affect the rates of erosion and sediment deposition in ways not comparable to anything happening today. Its retreat would form unique patterns over the entire earth. However, although present-day floods cannot compare, there was a flood large enough to give us a tiny glimpse as to what a gigantic global-scale flood could accomplish in a short time. It is the Lake Missoula flood,1 which happened at the peak of the Ice Age, about 4000 years ago.
To read the rest, click on "The Lake Missoula flood—clues for the Genesis Flood".