The Massive Flood That Triggered an Ice Age (w/ PBS Eons!)

13,000 years ago, North America seemed to be thawing from a 2.6 million-year ice age. Then, a huge swath of Earth was suddenly plunged back into the cold for 1,000 years. To understand why we need to talk about megafloods.

Check out the PBS Eons episode about epic floods:

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Maximum extent and major features of Lake Agassiz (1983)

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