#63277: Dry Falls, Silent Evidence of the Force of Water

Here Dry Falls is seen from the overlook along the Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway. During the Ice Age Floods this waterfall was 3.5 miles wide and ten times bigger than Niagara Falls. It is known as a 'recessional waterfall' - it eroded its way backwards from an original point near present day Soap Lake to its current site some fifteen miles north. Now it stands as a silent reminder of the force of the water that carved this landscape. Below the overlook, quiet lakes fill the low spots and swifts and swallows do their aerial dances celebrating the rites of spring and summer's warmth.

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