Utah Geological Survey looking for fissures

Utah Geological Survey looking for fissures

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Geological Survey is on the lookout for cracks in the ground called fissures.

The fissures can indicate a change in the aquifer beneath the ground caused by water withdrawal and a declining water table.

The UGS wants to map fissures near Enoch and parts of Cedar Valley in Iron County. The agency plans to survey the fissures and calculate how much the ground has shifted.

The UGS says the study should take about a year.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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