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Scientists to study fissures in Utah valleys

By July 27, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

A new study by the Utah Geological Survey is trying to determine whether new cracks are appearing throughout Utah valleys. The study will focus on the Enoch fissure – a 2 ½ long rupture in the ground in Iron County. Such fissures apparently result from groundwater mining and the lowering of water tables, the Associated Press reports.

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