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Documentation of potential for surface faulting related to ground-water withdrawal in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Open-File Report 78-79

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Abstract

Leveling data collected in Las Vegas Valley are compatible with the interpretation that ongoing land-surface displacements related to ground-water withdrawal may be precursory to fault offset of the land surface. Zones of potential faulting intersect regions of intense urban development. The degree of risk and the potential economic consequences from possible surface faulting cannot be assessed adequately without additional data and analysis of the relation between surface faulting and ground-water withdrawal.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Documentation of potential for surface faulting related to ground-water withdrawal in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-79
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
i, 18 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
Other Geospatial:
Las Vegas Valley