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Wasatch Range from northern Goshen Valley, Utah County, Utah Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan; © 2015

POTD March 2, 2016: Wasatch Range from northern Goshen Valley, Utah County, Utah

POTD 3-1-16 Wasatch Goshen Valley

Wasatch Range from northern Goshen Valley, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan; © 2015

Stewart Falls and the eastern slopes of Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah County. Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah Photographer: Elizabeth Firmage; © 2015

POTD February 2, 2016: Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! This photo feels as warm as Milltown Mel’s early spring prediction (compared to this morning in Salt Lake at least, brr!). What’s everyone hoping for?

POTD 2-2-16 Mount Timpanogos

Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: Elizabeth Firmage; © 2015

Stewart Falls and the eastern slopes of Mount Timpanogos, Wasatch Range, Utah County.

Seismic makeover for Utah County dam and reservoir

The Silver Lake Flat Dam is getting a makeover to improve stability in the event of a large earthquake

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Nestled high in the mountains above several northern Utah County communities, the Silver Lake Flat Dam could fail in an earthquake, sending gushing waters down the canyon and likely killing a couple thousand people.

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Homes evacuated as precaution after mudslide in Utah County

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Authorities are evacuating residents as a precaution after a mudslide damaged a few homes in Woodland Hills overnight.

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Fire department to train and prepare for looming disaster

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Consider the hypothetical looming disaster everyone’s been afraid of for years: Utah County is hit with an earthquake.

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1983 Thistle landslide was 100 times larger than North Salt Lake slide

While many people may very much remember the 1983 Thistle Landslide, perhaps some of our newer geo friends to Utah are not familiar with the history surrounding it. Our Deputy Director Kimm Harty helps revisit the events of the slide in this KSL interview—check it out.

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There are still a handful of houses stuck in water and time in Thistle, though they stopped being homes 31 years ago.

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POTD July 2, 2014: Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah

Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: Stevie Emerson; © 2013

Glacially carved Timpanogos Basin in the Wasatch Range, Utah County.

POTD June 24, 2014: Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah

Wasatch Range, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: Stevie Emerson, © 2013

The Wasatch Range was once home to more than 60 glaciers. On the east slope of Mount Timpanogos, Emerald Lake occupies a glacially carved cirque in the Pennsylvanian-age Bear Canyon Member of the Oquirrh Formation.

POTD June 10, 2014: Mary Ellen Gulch, American Fork Canyon, Utah County, Utah

Mary Ellen Gulch, American Fork Canyon, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen; © 2013

Quartzite of the 900 million-year-old Big Cottonwood Formation holds up the rugged headwall of Mary Ellen Gulch. Well-preserved ripple marks and mud cracks indicate the Big Cottonwood Formation was deposited in the tidal zone of a shallow sea.

POTD May 7, 2014: Spanish Fork Peak, Utah County, Utah

Spanish Fork Peak, Utah County, Utah
Photographer: Buck Ehler; © 2012

Spanish Fork Canyon and Spanish Fork Peak, Utah County.