In August, the Utah FORGE project took a big leap forward with the drilling of a 7,000-foot deep geothermal scientific well. As part of our continuing effort to keep all stakeholders engaged and up to date, Utah FORGE conducted a field visit for stakeholders on August 23rd.
FIELD REVIEW INVITATION
Geologic Map of the Tooele 30′ x 60′ Quadrangle,
Tooele, Salt Lake, Davis Counties, Utah
led by Donald L. Clark (UGS Geologist) and Charles G. Oviatt (Emeritus, Kansas State Univ.; Lake Bonneville specialist)
May 9-10, 2017
Day 1 (May 9), meet at Department of Natural Resources building (1594 W. North Temple, SLC, south side of building); gather at 7:00 am, depart at 7:30 am sharp. Review of the eastern part of map area, and return to SLC.
Day 2 (May 10), meet at DNR at 7:00 am, depart at 7:30 am sharp. Review of the western part of map area, and return to SLC.
You are invited to attend a field review highlighting updated geologic mapping of the area west of Salt Lake City. The purpose of the mapping is to accurately describe the stratigraphy, geologic structure, geologic resources, and geologic hazards of the area. These maps are used for land management planning, geologic hazard evaluation, resource assessment and development, and education, as well as by the weekend hobbyist. The trip will be geared to cover a broad audience including geologists, government officials, and the general public.
- Quaternary geology, Lake Bonneville levels and chronology
- Quaternary fault zones/Basin and Range structure
- Tertiary sedimentary and volcanic rocks
- Mesozoic, Paleozoic, Proterozoic stratigraphy
- Tooele arch, Stansbury uplift, Uinta-Cottonwood arch (western extension)
- Sevier fold-thrust belt architecture
- Subsurface and geophysical data
- Geologic hazards
- Geologic resources
- There is no charge; please circulate this notice among your colleagues.
- For planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP to the UGS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-537-3300); trip questions to email@example.com or 801-537-3344.
- Some stops will involve a few short, strenuous hikes.
- A high-clearance vehicle is preferable; roads become difficult in wet weather; full fuel tank.
- Please bring your own food, water, boots, hat, field clothes, and warm waterproof jacket.
- If severe weather threatens, please call the UGS office on day before to see if rescheduled.
- A signed liability and consent form is required for trip attendance.
This project was funded through the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program supported by the Utah Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Stephen Potter, a graduate student at the University of Utah, presented this poster at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in Denver on April 19. Stephen has been analyzing the historic seismicity around Milford, the Roosevelt Hot Spring system, and the FORGE site. No seismicity has been detected at the FORGE site.
CEDAR CITY, Utah — (AP) The University of Utah Seismograph Stations has reported a minor earthquake in the southwestern part of the state.
SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers took note of the desolate beauty that surrounds the Spiral Jetty as they considered designating the artificial formation to be the official state work of art.
Don’t miss this upcoming field forum: Catastrophic mega-scale landslide failure of large volcanic fields
September 16-22, 2017, Cedar City and Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Robert F. Biek—Utah Geological Survey, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
David B. Hacker—Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA, email@example.com
Peter D. Rowley—Geologic Mapping Inc., New Harmony, Utah, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
A 6-day field forum designed to investigate the concept of exceptionally large catastrophic collapse of volcanic fields using the distinguishing characteristics and geologic implications of the gigantic Markagunt gravity slide and Marysvale volcanic field, southwest Utah.
Application deadline: January 31, 2017
In anticipation of tomorrow’s breaching of the railroad causeway which dissects Great Salt Lake, below is a Google Timelapse of the lake.
Great Salt Lake’s south arm elevation is currently at about 4192.4 feet, roughly 1 foot above its historic low of 4191.35 feet. The north arm is currently at about 4189.1. Typically near the beginning of December winter weather starts a rebound in lake levels. However, with tomorrow’s breaching of the causeway the two arms will mix, raising the north arm an estimated 18 inches and lowering the south arm an estimated 1 foot. Will the south arm drop to a new historic low?
SALT LAKE CITY — The Great Salt Lake has hit yet another record low, according to new data.