Interim geologic map of unconsolidated deposits in the Payson Lakes quadrangle, Utah County, Utah (OFR-571)

1:24,000 Geologic Maps

By: B. J. Solomon

They Payson Lakes quadrangle covers part of the Wasatch Range south of Utah Valley. The Wasatch Range in the quadrangle includes the northeastern part of the Mount Nebo Wilderness. The centerpiece of the Wilderness is Mount Nebo, the highest peak in the Wasatch Range.

The population of the Payson Lakes quadrangle is largely transient because land use is primarily recreational. However, the quadrangle is only a short commute from the urbanized Wasatch Front, and tis rapidly growing population will place increased demands on fragile environments and road usage. The steep terrain is subject to slope instability and landsliding, and maintaining the safety of people in such terrain requires information about the nature and distribution of potentially unstable geologic materials. This geologic map will serve as a guide to the distribution of unconsolidated geologic deposits that may be subject to landsliding and other geologic hazards. Information in this publication includes: map unit descriptions and correlation of map units.

Other Information:
Published: 2010
Pages: 29 p.
Plates: 1 pl.
Scale: 1:24,000
Location: Utah County
Media Type: Paper Map

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