Three Letters Re: The Yellowstone Super-Volcano and the American Redoubt State

Mr. Rawles,
I work for the US Geological Survey, and I have had discussions with the country’s foremost experts on this topic. For all intents and purposes, we have absolutely nothing to worry about. Your suggestion to locate upwind of the ash dispersal trend is good common sense, but not required. The missile sites in Montana are a far more relevant concern for anyone looking to relocate. Thank you, – H.D.


Mr. Rawles,
Much of the hype regarding super volcanoes is based on the discredited “millions of years” historical time-line. The creation model of geologic history puts this sort of cataclysmic eruption squarely during Noah’s Flood and it’s immediate aftermath. The Earth’s crust (and climate for that matter) have become increasingly stable since that time.

I highly recommend Answers In Genesis to your readers for further information on the effects of Noah’s flood and the subsequent ice age.

Thanks for all your great work! Regards, – Secret Argent Man


Mr. Rawles,
A friend forwarded an article in the St. Louis Dispatch written by a expert that was formerly with the USGS. Here is a quote: “Bernard Shanks, an adviser to the Resource Renewal Institute, has studied the six main-stem Missouri River dams for more than four decades. He has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and served as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He has written three books on public land policy and is completing a book on the hazards of the Missouri River dams.”

He says there is a very real possibility of unimaginably bad flooding along the Missouri if the giant earthen dams fail.

If I lived downstream I would give some serious thought to that possibility. – Tip in Eastern Washington

JWR Replies: As I recall, the highest of those earthen dams on the Missouri is at Fort Peck Lake, in Montana. Living downstream of there would not be advisable!