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A video simulating the floods that carved the Grand Coulee shows the scale of the Ice Age cataclysms that shaped the local area, as featured by geologist Nick Zentner in talks on public television and YouTube, Zentner will speak in Coulee Dam March 9.

Coulee-ites will be treated to a guest lecture from Nick Zentner, a geologist and host of "Nick on the Rocks," which has aired on Pacific Northwest Public Broadcast System stations and is available to watch on YouTube.

Zentner will be at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitor Center March 9, at 1 p.m., to discuss geology in a free lecture sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club to celebrate their 70th year.

"Grand Coulee is famous for geologists," Zentner said in an email to The Star. "Huge valley carved by the Missoula Floods. We know when and why the coulee was carved. But we're still looki...

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