Why We Love It
During the last ice age, powerful floods shaped the rugged terrain in the eastern part of the US state of Washington. This award-winning Cascade Story Map tells the story of those floods and the landscape they left behind. We love the rich combination of static and animated maps, 2D and 3D graphics, photographs, and satellite imagery. The animated GIFs in the side panels explain key concepts, and well-labelled flood maps reveal the sequence of events. By artfully blending different aspects of the story across maps, graphics, and text, this story map creates an engaging self-paced experience.