Monday, June 24, 2019
Stream Table: The Flume Room
The stream table.
A magical land of limitless possibility.
A perilous land capable of limitless destruction.
In the depths of the geology department of Allegheny College lies a stream table, a pit of sand and flowing water that allows for a look of how water bends through land (meandering) and how water may carve its path through soil (erosion). By creating dams and paths for the water to travel, we witnessed the power of water in a sped-up scale (normally the process would take thousands of years) of water's amazing journey through our watersheds and our world.