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Landslide Inventory Map of the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah

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Landslide Inventory Map of the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah
By: Richard E. Giraud and Greg N. McDonald

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This map presents a landslide inventory for the Ferron Creek area, Sanpete and Emery Counties, Utah, at a scale of 1:24,000. The purposes of the map and accompanying geodatabase are to show and characterize landslides areas and to provide information useful for managing landslide-related issues. Spatial and tabular data for each landslide are stored in the geodatabase and linked to the inventory map. Landslide information in the geodatabase includes: area, material type, movement type, landslide deposit name, landslide source name, movement activity, thickness, movement direction, approximate movement dates, geologic unit associated with landsliding, confidence in mapped boundaries, mapper, peer reviewer, and general comments.

 

Landslide Inventory Map of The Sixmile Canyon and North Hollow Area, Sanpete County, Utah

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Landslide Inventory Map of The Sixmile Canyon and North Hollow Area, Sanpete County, Utah

By: Gregg S. Beukelman, Ben A. Erickson, and Richard E. Giraud

This map represents a landslide inventory of part of the Sixmile Canyon and North Hollow area, Sanpete County, Utah, at a scale of 1:24,000. The map covers 42 square miles on the west side of the Wasatch Plateau and includes parts of the Sixmile Creek and North Hollow-Twelvemile Creek Hydrologic Units. The map and accompanying geodatabase show and characterize landslides and provide information useful for managing landslide-related issues. Spatial and tabular data for each landslide are stored in the geodatabase and linked to the inventory map. Landslide information in the geodatabase includes: area, material type, movement type, landslide deposit name, landslide source name, movement activity, thickness, movement direction, approximate movement, dates, geologic unit(s) associated with landsliding, confidence in mapped boundaries, mapper, peer reviewer, and general comments. This CD contains geographic information system (GIS) files in ESRI file geodatabase and shapefile formats. Specialized GIS software is required to use the GIS files.

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Landslide Inventory Map for the Upper Muddy Creek Area, Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah

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By: Greg N. McDonald and Richard E. Giraud

This map represents a landslide inventory for the upper Muddy Creek area, Sanpete and Sevier Counties, Utah, at a scale of 1:24,000. The map covers 54 square miles on southern part of the Wasatch Plateau and includes the Beaver Creek and Horse Creek Hydrologic Units in the east-southeast-draining Muddy Creek headwaters. The map and accompanying geodatabase show and characterize landslides and provide information useful for managing landslide-related issues. Spatial and tubular data for each landslide are stored in the geodatabase and linked to the inventory map. Landslide information in the geodatabase includes: area, material type, movement type, landslide deposit name, landslide source name, movement activity, thickness, movement direction, approximate movement dates, geologic unit(s) associated with landsliding, confidence in mapped boundaries, mapper, peer reviewer, and general comments.

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POTD April 4, 2014: Skyline Drive, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah

Have a fun weekend, everyone!

Skyline Drive, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah
Photographer: Rich Emerson; © 2012

At 10,133 feet, winter clings to outcrops of the Tertiary-age Flagstaff Limestone near the crest of the Wasatch Plateau at Snow Lake. The steep, forested slope to the left (east) of the lake is a scarp associated with one of several faults forming a down-dropped crustal block called the Snow Lake graben.

 

POTD February 19, 2014: Ferron Mountain, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah

Ferron Mountain, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah
Photographer: Greg McDonald; ©2011

Fall colors at the base of striped layers of the Tertiary-age Flagstaff Limestone, southeastern end of Ferron Mountain, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County.

POTD February 12, 2014: Wasatch Plateau, eastern Sanpete County, Utah

Wasatch Plateau, eastern Sanpete County, Utah
Photographer: Rich Giraud; © 2011

The lower part of the Slide Lake landslide has averaged 14 feet of movement per year between 2004 and 2009. The landslide occurred in the Tertiary-Cretaceous-age North Horn Formation, which is known for producing many large landslides. Near Joes Valley Reservoir, the 1.2 miles long landslide deflects Seely Creek.

POTD November 21, 2013: Spinners Reservoir, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah

Spinners Reservoir, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah
Photographer: Greg McDonald

Spinners Reservoir in the Muddy Creek drainage basin, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah

POTD November 20, 2013: Twelvemile Canyon, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah

Twelvemile Canyon, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah.
Photographer: Rich Giraud

Island Lake at the head of Twelvemile Canyon, Wasatch Plateau, Sanpete County, Utah.

POTD October 3, 2013: Maple Canyon, eastern San Pitch Mountains, Sanpete County, Utah.

Maple Canyon, eastern San Pitch Mountains, Sanpete County, Utah.
Photographer: Don Clark

Cretaceous-age conglomerate deposited during a mountain-building episode 75 million years ago.

2013 Crawford Award

The prestigious 2013 Crawford Award was presented to UGS geologists Rich Giraud and Greg McDonald in recognition for their combined work on the outstanding geologic publication Landslide Inventory Map of the Twelvemile Canyon, Sanpete County, Utah (UGS Map 247DM). The publication includes a 1:24,000-scale landslide inventory map and geodatabase for Twelvemile Canyon, east of Mayfield, Utah.  The map covers 59 square miles on the west side of the Wasatch Plateau.  The purpose of the map and database is to show landslide deposits and their characteristics to provide information for managing landslide problems.

The Crawford Award recognizes outstanding achievement, accomplish­ments, or contributions by a current UGS scientist to the understanding of some aspect of Utah geology or Earth science. The award is named in honor of Arthur L. Crawford, first director of the UGS.

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