Hydrology and Geomorphic Evolution of Basaltic Landscapes, High Cascades, Oregon (in 3 parts)

Rock formations in the Cascade mountains

The Oregon High Cascades are a great place to study how geology influences hydrological processes, including streamflow response to climate variability.

Anne Jefferson
Oregon State University, Department of Geosciences

Producer - Michael Furniss
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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Learn about stream flowpaths, groundwater recharge and drainage development on permeable landscapes in the Oregon High Cascades. Understand why geology trumps topography.

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How geology influences hydrological processes, including groundwater flowpaths, streamflow response to climate variability, and drainage development on the basaltic landscape of the High Cascades in Oregon.