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Lower Cheney-Palouse scabland field trip set


August 29, 2019

A free lecture about the southern half of the Cheney-Palouse scabland Tract of the Missoula Floods will be Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the Connell Library and Sept. 27 and at 7 p.m. in the Ritz Theatre at Ritzville. A paid field trip will be offered Sept. 28.

At its maximum, the flood path stretched more than 25 miles wide and includes examples of “Butte and Basin” topography, numerous coulees, canyons and cataracts. Other topics that will be covered during the lecture include evidence of earlier ice age floods, the Palouse-Snake River spillway, which includes the Palouse Canyon and Palouse F...

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