Glacial History of Storm Lake to be Presented in Free Event

Newly uncovered information on the glacial history of Storm Lake will be shared in an event next week.

The event is sponsored in part by Cherokee’s Sanford Museum and Planetarium. Sanford representative Mark Anderson says there will be a 30 to 40 minute PowerPoint presentation explaining how Storm Lake came to be…(audio clip below :20 )

“The Glacial History of Storm Lake” will be presented next Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm in the Estelle Siebens Science Center at Buena Vista University. The event is free, and open to the public.

The research was gathered by the Iowa Geologic Survey, which is a branch of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, along with contributing partners. The IGS recently completed a map of the Outlet Creek watershed, which includes Storm Lake. During the course of the project, fascinating facts about surrounding landscape were discovered. Storm Lake’s formation was found to be directly tied to previous ice sheets that descended into Iowa from the north.

Anderson spent 32 years as an archaeologist with the University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist…(audio clip below :19 )

State Geologist Keith Schilling and glaciers specialist Phil Kerr of the Iowa Geologic Survey will speak and answer questions on the origins and issues of Storm Lake.

The event is sponsored by the Sanford Museum, as well as the City of Storm Lake’s 150th celebration, Buena Vista University, and the BV County Historical Society.

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