Mitigating Hazards at Cascade Range Volcanoes
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens was monumental in so many different ways. It had a huge impact on the geography of southwestern Washington, ash affected many people, lives were lost, and lessons were learned. The eruption also led to the creation of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington. Seth Moran talks about three of CVO’s mission areas—Cascade volcano research, monitoring and community preparedness, in this presentation for the Sno-Isle Libraries’ 2021 Whidbey Reads program.