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TouchetTrench: This trench is

located close to the Burlingame

Canyon and looks very similar to it.

Dry Falls: A result from the Ice Age dam

breach of glacial Lake Missoula

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movement occurred at much

faster rates than today. That

process would have caused

large amounts of wet material

(sediment) to pile up on the

west coast, and areas of the

west coast would have been

pushed up (uplifted) as the

ocean floor dove, including a

huge, saucer-shaped area of land

called the Colorado Plateau that

is surrounded by mountains. Wet

sediment sliding from these two

places was probably responsi-

ble for some of the layers of the

Grand Canyon, although some

of the layers are made of material

that had to have been transported

from sources hundreds of miles

away—proof that a major flood

was needed to move the sediment

that forms those layers.

After the layers were formed,

something had to carve through

them. Many geologists believe that

the Colorado River was the culprit,

carving it very slowly over 70 mil-

lion years. But years ago, before the

Glen Canyon Dam was built that

slows the movement of the Colo-

rado River through the Canyon,

engineers found that the River was

carrying 168 million tons of sedi-

ment out of the Canyon every year.

Over 70 million years, 1.3 million

cubic miles of sediment should have

been carried to the delta at the end

of the River—a volume 1,500 times

that of the Grand Canyon. That

sediment is not there, which proves

that idea to be wrong.

Creation scientists today believe

that an Ice Age would have occurred

after the Flood for several hun-

dred years, due to warmer oceans,

increased evaporation, and volcanic

aerosols in the atmosphere that

partially shielded the Earth from

sunrays, which led to cooler sum-

mers and increased snowfall over

the Earth. As the Earth gradually

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