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Waterfalls at Gunlock State Park
Waterfalls stop flowing at Gunlock State Park

The waterfalls at Gunlock State Park have ceased to flow due to an operational modification of Gunlock Reservoir requested by the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. High levels of visitation have made it difficult for individuals and families to social distance themselves from others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Wasatch Front Fault Zone
New study reduces risk in areas adjacent to Wasatch Front faults

A recently released four-year study by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) provides new detailed mapping of faults along the Wasatch Front that are capable of surface rupture.

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Mountain biking at Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
Online Clearinghouse Keeps Recreators Informed Amidst COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, state and federal land managing agencies are coordinating together to help Utahns better navigate outdoor recreational opportunities, restrictions and changing conditions at both state and national parks, as well as other recreation areas statewide.

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Figure 3. Map of earthquake locations from the 2020 M5.7 earthquake
Update: One Week After the Magna, Utah Earthquake

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) continues to provide emergency response to last Wednesday’s M5.7 earthquake in Magna and is now transitioning into analysis of the collected data. Field reconnaissance of various geologic effects from the earthquake is now finished, unless additional effects are located.

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