And what happened to the water?
When God was done with the flood, it says the waters assuaged (or abated). Psalm 104 has more to say about it.
Ps 104:6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. 8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
This phrase, “go up by the mountains, down by the valleys” means to rise up and sink down, into the place where God had founded for them.
Eldridge Moores, a prominent geologist, says that the sea floor sank when the planet was covered by water at some point. He was not trying to prove the Bible, he was just stating what he had found by studying the earth.
Science News, September 2005 – When the Amazon River floods, it still causes the land in the region to sink down today.
If you leveled off the mountains a little and raised up the valleys under the ocean a bit, you would have enough water to cover the entire planet by a few thousand feet.
Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
The waters hasted away and returned from off the earth continually. The mountains arose and the valleys sunk down. Whoosh! And the water returned back and forth continually. Slosh, slosh… back and forth for 150 days until it abated (decreased in force or intensity). How about the dinosaur tracks on the sides of mountains on a 90 degree incline? The mountain was lifted from its original place with tremendous force.
It’s really a no-brainer to understand how the Grand Canyon was carved!
If you look at geological maps of the fault lines and volcanoes, you’ll notice that they follow the mountain ranges and the deep valleys of the oceans. Right where the mountains arose and the valleys sank, the crust is weak and broken.
Or, if you don’t like the sound of this, maybe God just took a dipper full of water out and dumped it somewhere else. He is God, after all.