A week of warm weather has pushed the water levels up in the desert rivers of the west. A big charge of muddy water pushed through the Palouse River canyon in the southeast corner of Washington. Rushing through basalt cliffs and over Palouse Falls, a two hundred foot drop, then making its way its confluence with the Snake River 6 miles below.
The power of water cutting through solid rock is illustrated to perfection in the desert rivers of the west. The Columbia plateau, is just one example of it strength, illustrated with hundreds of small pothole lakes dotting the basalt terrain.