Survey Notes

May 2018
Volume 50, Number 2


Horizontal Drilling in Utah: Can Utah Compete with Surrounding States?
Using Gravity in a Multidisciplinary Approach to Better Understand the Subsurface at the Utah FORGE Site
Oil and Gas in the Uinta Basin, Utah –What to Do With the Produced Water
Core Center News
GeoSights: Parowan Gap, Iron County
Glad You Asked: Does Utah Really Use More Water Than Any Other State?
Survey Notes PDF

Survey Notes is an informative, non-technical magazine on noteworthy and interesting geologic topics in Utah. It is the official UGS newsletter and is produced three times a year.

Regular columns include Glad You Asked, GeoSights, Teacher’s Corner, Energy News, Core Center News, Survey News and New Publications.

To receive a free hardcopy of a Survey Notes issue, please contact the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore at or 1-888-UTAHMAP to see if one is available.

Glad You Asked

General geologic articles on a variety of subjects, including how to stake a mining claim and what is Utah’s hydrologic cycle.


Geologic articles on geologic sites in Utah, including Pavant Butte in the Black Rock Desert and Little Egypt in Garfield County.

Energy News

Articles on current UGS energy news.

Teacher’s Corner

Geologic articles written especially for teachers, but interesting to all, including where to see different rock types along the Wasatch Front and activities for students on dome mountains and volcanoes.

Survey Notes Archive

Past issues of Survey Notes.