Video: Flash Flood Footage / Erosion Shots Utah Monsoon Sept 9th 2013

video courtesy of David Rankin

Shot on September 9th. We have had subsequent floods one after another in south central Utah for over 3 days now. This was some footage from flooding on the 9th. The water undercuts the banks and causes them to collapse, sometimes with very little warning. Its quite the sight in person. Enjoy!

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The Colorado Plateau is a geological wonderland that encompasses 130,000 square miles (337,000 square kilometers) centered around the Four Corners area of the American West and within the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. It ranges in elevation from slightly over 2,000 feet (600 meters) along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon to over 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) in the Henry and La Sal Mountains of southeastern Utah. More than 90 percent of the plateau lands are drained by the Colorado River and its major tributaries, the Little Colorado, the San Juan and the Green rivers.

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Ancient Dunes Preserve Signs of Dinosaur-Shaking Earthquakes

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Long ago, when the Earth had only one continent and one ocean, an earthquake rippled through western North America’s great sand sea. The early Jurassic earthquake left its mark in the vast dunes that now form the famous red cliffs of Zion National Park in Utah, a new study finds.

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