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Land-Surface Subsidence and Open Bedrock Fractures in the Tully Valley, Onondaga County, New York

Open-File Report 2009-1188

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Abstract

Open bedrock fractures were mapped in and near two brine field areas in Tully Valley, New York. More than 400 open fractures and closed joints were mapped for dimension, orientation, and distribution along the east and west valley walls adjacent to two former brine fields. The bedrock fractures are as much as 2 feet wide and over 50 feet deep, while linear depressions in the soil, which are 3 to 10 feet wide and 3 to 6 feet deep, indicate the presence of open bedrock fractures below the soil. The fractures are probably the result of solution mining of halite deposits about 1,200 feet below the land surface.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Land-Surface Subsidence and Open Bedrock Fractures in the Tully Valley, Onondaga County, New York
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1188
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
New York Water Science Center
Description:
16 p.