What evidence do we see that a global Flood devastated the earth’s surface during Noah’s day—on a scale unlike anything we see today? It seems unbelievable, unless you consider how much dirt water can move. In our own backyards, small floods can deposit layers of dirt on a tiny scale. Bigger floods produce bigger layers. Scientists have found evidence of massive deposits from past floods—on a statewide and regional scale—that dwarfed any we see today. How about evidence of a Flood on a worldwide scale?
Scientists admit that massive floods in the past—on a scale bigger than anything we see today—deposited hundreds of feet of layers in just weeks. But few have considered the next logical scale. Is it possible that a global Flood, lasting over a year, deposited thousands of feet of the fossil-bearing layers we see today across whole continents? Noah’s Flood could easily deposit 10,000,000 cubic miles of gravel, sand, and mud.
1 Cubic Mile =
- 1,614 Great Pyramids of Giza
- 3,978 Empire State buildings
- 4,705,065 Boeing 747 jets
The drainage of glacial Lake Missoula formed the Columbia River Gorge soon after the Flood, requiring only a few days to erode and deposit almost 50 cubic miles of gravel, sand, and mud.
The drainage of Canyonlands Lake and other lakes, formed in the western US soon after the Flood, required only a few weeks to erode the Grand Canyon and deposit about 1,000 cubic miles of gravel, sand, and mud downstream.
The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 eroded and deposited 0.7 cubic miles of sand and mud in seconds.