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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Coldwater Lake was formed when debris from the eruption blocked Coldwater Creek, forming a natural dam.

On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens, located in Southwest Washington State, erupted. Fifty seven people were killed, the debris field covered 230 square miles, and the plume of ash reached as far as Edmonton, Alberta. A large crater reduced the height of the mountain by 1300 feet. Today Mount St. Helens is a National Monument administered by the US Forest Service.

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Photo taken on 19 June 2014 (© Jasperdo / Flickr)

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