Mysterious local landmark disappearance featured in final 2015 Museum of Earth Sciences Lecture

Radford University Geology Professor Skip Watts and Geology Lab Coordinator George Stephenson will review the case of the disappearing Mountain Lake in the Museum of the Earth Sciences Lecture on April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Watts and Stephenson will recap the high-tech research into the geology of the ancient lake that they, along with RU geology students, have explored using a remotely operated submarine, sonar, electric resistivity, quad copters, seismic mapping and flow monitoring.

The Radford University Museum of the Earth Sciences is part of the department of geology in the College of Science and Technology and an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Natural History. The museum serves as an educational resource for earth science-related themes for the university, K-12 communities and the general public. It is open from October through November and from January through April while RU is in session.

To learn more about the Museum of the Earth Sciences, contact Steve Lenhart at (540) 831-5257 or


Mountain Lake

Mar 24, 2015