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Geologic hazards of Monroe City, Sevier County, Utah

Geologic hazards of Monroe City, Sevier County, Utah
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By: R. E. Giraud and J. P. Johnson, digitizer

Geologic hazards are naturally occurring processes that present a risk to life and property. This report provides information for the Monroe City area, in Utah's central Sevier Valley, to reduce losses from geologic hazards.

Surficial-geologic mapping provides the basis on which individual geologic hazards are identified and mapped. Alluvial-fan and basin-fill deposits cover most of the map area. Other deposits consist of colluvium, artificial fill, spring travertine, and volcanic bedrock.

The geologic hazards maps show where hazards may exist. The maps should be used to inform citizens and developers of potential risks and for local government officials to make prudent land-use planning decisions. The maps are general, and site-specific studies are needed to demonstrate site suitability prior to development. Typical risk-reduction methods for these geologic hazards generally include avoidance or engineering design to reduce the risk to an acceptable level.

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Published: 2004
Pages: 51 p.
Location: Sevier County
Media Type: Paper Publication and CD-ROM

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