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Some preliminary notes on the ground water in the Columbia River basalt

The Columbia River basalt carries groundwater by percolation, largely along tabular interflow zones of variable permeability and continuity. At various places the water occurs under perched, unconfined, and confined conditions; at some places it occurs under all three conditions at different depths. Both initial and tectonic structural features, such as inclination of the flows, anticlines and syn

Origin of the Mima Mounds, Thurston County region, Washington

There has been recent favorable consideration of the idea that the Mima mounds were made by gophers. The writer believes the evidence indicates that gophers function only in the reworking of the mound material, not in the primary construction. The plausibility of the earlier glacial or periglacial theory has been increased by recent knowledge of permafrost and of the deposits made by combined wate