Lake Pend Oreille, looking across to the easterly shore

It’s Pronounced “Ponderay”


WC has written before about the ginormous, ancient, vanished Idaho lakes and the incredible floods they produced. The Bonneville Flood, a one-timer, happened some 17,500 years ago, when Lake Bonneville overtopped the soft rocks of Red Rock Pass, flooding much of the length of the Snake River, and the middle and lower Columbia River. The…