State geologist’s death ‘devastating’ as agency moves to UA

tucson.com

The uneasy transition of the Arizona Geological Survey from freestanding state agency to the University of Arizona College of Science must now proceed without the leadership of its director, M. Lee Allison.

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Monster-sized boulder busted, highway reopens

stgeorgeutah.com

The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway between Canyon Junction and the east entrance to the park is now open after being closed when a house-size boulder came loose from heavy rains and crashed onto the highway Wednesday.

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Looking back at the CCC program that helped Northern Utah avoid flooding

ksl.com

It’s hard not to notice the terraces across many of the mountains around Northern Utah. But what are they and how did they get there?

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Reports of flash flooding, large boulder close roads in Zion National Park

ksl.com

The flash flooding was reported in Zion National Park and near Mount Carmel, according to the National Weather Service. Park officials reported that all of the roads in Zion National Park were closed as of 3 p.m. due to the extreme weather.

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Seismic Slowdowns Could Warn of Impending Earthquakes

smithsonianmag.com

Predicting earthquakes before they happen is the Holy Grail of seismology.

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Scientists launch nutrient study, plan to map Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake

ksl.com

Hydrologists from Utah and California lowered a sophisticated water quality monitoring device into the murky waters at the Jordan River surplus canal and are now waiting on the story it tells.

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Flooding in Kanab heavily damages up to 20 homes

ksl.com

Flooding caused major damage to several homes, as well as a city park, a swimming pool and a baseball field Wednesday afternoon, police reported.

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Utah company brings landscapes to life — in 3-D

ksl.com

Map-making is nearly as old as civilization itself. But a professor and his former student at Utah State University claim to have found a new way to do it.

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Solar Surge Adds To Utah’s Energy Landscape

solarindustrymag.com

new report from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) highlights the increasingly significant role solar power is playing in the state’s diverse energy portfolio.

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Layton’s Eastridge development in full swing; some still fear landslides

standard.net

If you live in east Layton, you probably know about landslides. That’s why some residents are having a hard time shaking feelings of foreboding as a 70-acre residential housing development hits high gear on Antelope Drive at 1450 East.

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