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January 29, 2004
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Seminar Outlines Geologic Study Results
Several South Dakota Tech faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering are examining geologic features related to urbanization along the Black Hills Development Corridor. The geologic features are important to city and county planners and developers.
Dr. Alvis Lisenbee, a professor in the department, will outline the steps taken to date in a pilot study of the Rapid City West Quadrangle during a seminar scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Mineral Industries Building room 222.
The Rapid City West Quadrangle is an area of about 58 square miles that begins along the hogback through Rapid City and includes the west side of town and westward into the forested lands for about three miles beyond Canyon Lake. It extends from Moon Meadows and Sheridan Lake roads on the south to I-90 on the north.
Lisenbee will present the team’s results in an online Geologic Atlas. The atlas will contain maps that show geology, geologic hazards such as flood plains, landslides and sinkholes, economic resources such as limestone, sand and gravel, gypsum and others, areas of aquifer recharge that are susceptible to contamination of ground water, and the depth of drilling required to reach a particular water-bearing horizon.
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