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Cheney-Spokane Ice Age Floods Institute lecture and field trip coming

The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter, is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that is committed to the recognition and presentation of the Ice Age Floods as a significant part of the nation’s, and world’s natural heritage. The IAFI Cheney-Spokane Chapter was established in 2003 and includes among its members many amateur and professional geologists, as well as members with interests or careers in other natural sciences and fields such as education, agriculture, outdoor recreation and community development. For more information, visit


The Ice Age Floods Institute, Cheney-Spokane Chapter is co-sponsoring a free public lecture with the Eastern Washington University Department of Geology, Thursday, March 7, “Geology of the Cheney-Palouse Falls Fracture Zones,” 7 p.m. in room 137 of the Science Building on Eastern’s Cheney campus. EWU geology professor Chad Pritchard will discuss fracture zones in the Columbia River basalts that have been recognized on geologic and topographic maps for the last century, yet little descriptions or analysis are present in the geologic literature.

Glacial outburst floods during the last...

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