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Vanderbilt University

David Furbish and Grace Loy, Vanderbilt University

Caption: Vanderbilt sedimentologist David Furbish, left, and undergraduate Grace Loy are using a stream table to study the currents that are causing Locke Island -- a small island in the Columbia River in eastern Washington that has special cultural significance to local Indian tribes -- to erode at an alarming rate.

Credit: Susan Urmy, Vanderbilt University

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