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Life Along the Fault: Reducing Risk in Utah
Large earthquakes do not occur often enough in Utah to "remind" people that they are living and building in earthquake country. This scenario presents a unique challenge for the state geological survey.
Gary E. Christenson
A Circuitous Path: Protecting Groundwater in Wisconsin
Groundwater follows a winding path — and one much faster than previously thought — to municipal wells in the city of Sturgeon Bay, and it may pick up contaminants along the way.
Kenneth R. Bradbury
The Complex Dakota Aquifer: Managing Groundwater in Nebraska
One size (or strategy) does not fit all where Dakota groundwater management is concerned.
David C. Gosselin et al.
Field Camp for Policy Makers: Reaching Out in New Mexico
Expert speakers, a lasting guidebook, comfy chairs and detailed planning are key ingredients for helping New Mexico's decision-makers appreciate why science is important in the state.
Paul W. Bauer

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The Salt Lake City Skyline: Mountains loom over this growing region, as do the effects of the geologic forces that created them: such as landslides or the threat of an earthquake along the Wasatch fault, which runs through urban areas. The state geological survey is working to help people build intelligently here. Read the story online. Photo supplied courtesy of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 
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