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The Wasatch Front, Utah’s population center, faces threats from several geologic hazards. These range from hazards that occur somewhere in the region almost every year, such as landslides and debris flows, to potentially catastrophic but infrequent hazards resulting from large earthquakes along the Wasatch fault zone. Study of these hazards is an ongoing process, and recent related research will be discussed on this field trip. We will observe an active landslide in Salt Lake City and hazard-reduction techniques implemented following fire-related debris flows near Farmington. We will examine evidence of recent flooding from increased levels of Great Salt Lake...

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