Molalla River Meander


USGS Oregon Water Science Center, LIDAR maps of the Molalla River in Clackamas County, Oregon.

MOLALLA RIVER MEANDER is a data sculpture that reveals 15 years of alluvial flows of a section of the Molalla River in Clackamas County in Oregon. Researchers at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center provided LIDAR maps of the river taken approximately every 5 years which were used to create a physical representation of the river that captured its path as it changed between 1995 to 2009. Flooding in the years between 2005 and 2009 caused a new branch of the river to form.