LEGACY - Lava Butte Lava Flow - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 55.012 W 121° 21.475
10T E 631836 N 4863950
FORMER: Geology sign on crater rim trail.
Waymark Code: WM3Y10
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 06/02/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 32

Geology sign on crater rim trail.

Marker Name: Lava Butte Lava Flow
Marker Text: Rushing from a breach on the south side of Lava Butte, lava moved in a series of great flows to cover 6,100 acres. The flows form a rough semi-circle around the butte to the west and north. The flows which spread west, dammed the Deschutes River, and formed a shallow lake upstream. The lava flows crowded the river against the Benham Buttes, forcing the river to cut a new channel and create scenic Benham Falls.
Also visible from this point are a number of rocky mounds that were “rafted” from the breach area into the lava field by the great streams of molten rock.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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