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1971 2016

This compilation documents oil, gas and helium activity in Arizona from 1954 to the present as recorded annually by staff of the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Contributors
Rauzi, Steven L., Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2010/2014

The essential process in continuous casting is cooling and solidification of the cast medium during heat loss across a slip surface followed by extrusion from a mold. There are implications here for the manner in which core complexes form.

Contributors
Spencer, Jon E., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2009

This open-file report describes the carbon-sequestration potential at the site of the 1 Alpine-Federal geothermal test drill hole, which is located south of Springerville in central eastern Arizona near the New Mexico border. A previous report, Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) Open-File Report OFR 94-1, version 2.0, describes the subsurface geology encountered in the 1 Alpine-Federal well in much more detail than this new report.

Contributors
Rauzi, Steven L., Spencer, Jon E., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2009

The purpose of this research project is to determine the origin of the materials used to construct the Black Hills Dam in order to restore the landscape to pre-dam conditions. The Black Hills Dam site is located in northern Scottsdale, Maricopa County, at 33.75° North, 111.80° West. The goals of this project are to characterize the surficial deposits and local geology of the dam site. This report presents our findings, interpretations and conclusions based on background research, a site visit to the dam site, and technical discussions with the City of Scottsdale engineer and planners.

Contributors
Gootee, Brian F., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2009

The goal of this study is to develop a method for identifying potential post-fire debris flow hazard areas prior to the occurrence of wildfires, providing more time for local governments and emergency planners to develop and execute hazard mitigation strategies. This pilot study focuses on the communities of Pine and Strawberry, which are located in forested canyons at the base of the Mogollon Rim in north-central Arizona. Results from this project will provide local agencies, emergency planners and land managers more effective tools for prioritizing watershed treatment areas and implementing mitigation measures to alleviate potential impacts and threats from post-fire ...

Contributors
Youberg, Ann, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-06-30

In order to begin to assess debris‐flow hazards along the Santa Catalina Mountains in Pima County, we mapped the extent and character of relatively young prehistoric debris‐flow deposits in detail at fifteen canyon mouths. Mapping was conducted on a scale of 1:6,000 using aerial photographs, detailed topography, and field relationships. Deposits were classified into relative age categories based on topographic relationships, soil development and surface characteristics of the deposits. Ages of selected debris‐flow deposits in four canyons – Soldier, Sabino, Finger Rock and Pima – were estimated using radiocarbon (14C) and cosmogenic (10Be) isotope methods. Evidence of past debris flows ...

Contributors
Youberg, Ann, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-09

This field trip guide was created for a Project WET conference held in Tucson, Arizona, June, 2007. This guide discusses the general geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Sabino Canyon, and points out evidence of the July 2006 floods and debris flows. There are stops in the first few miles of canyon, and towards the end of the tram road, where the most spectacular debris flows are located.

Contributors
Youberg, Ann, Cook, Joseph P., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-06

A series of small earth movements occurred along the slopes of State Route 87 at about mile marker 224 (between the Bush Highway and Route 188) throughout the winter of 2007‐2008, culminating with a landslide on Friday, 21 March 2008. This landslide buckled the southbound lanes, displaced the northbound lanes, and closed the highway for nearly a week. The mass movements occurred on slopes that were constructed with re‐vegetated, laid back slopes; soil nail walls; and rip rap‐lined channels. However, our reconnaissance mapping indicates that most, if not all, of the slope movements are located within a much larger, older ...

Contributors
Diaz, Mimi, Gootee, Brian F., Youberg, Ann, et al.
Created Date
2008-11

In 2006, Arizona enacted legislation that directed the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to map earth fissures in the state, required that the presence of earth fissures be disclosed in real estate transactions, and that the resultant earth fissure maps be made publicly available. In order to meet these statutory requirements, AZGS developed, for the first time, standards, procedures, and criteria for identifying, mapping, and characterizing earth fissures. AZGS geologists identified earth fissures through a review of publications and reports, air photo analysis, and field reconnaissance. Using GPS, we collected relatively high-precision locations and descriptive data along the length of earth ...

Contributors
Shipman, Todd C., Diaz, Mimi, Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008-05

Attendees representing the Association of American State Geologists and the U.S. Geological Survey met in Denver February 21-22, 2007 to discuss opportunities for making their data accessible and interoperable. They recommended that the USGS and State Geological Surveys work together to create a distributed national Geological Information Network (GIN) of digital data through the use of common standards and protocols, that does not impinge on ownership or control of data, and that builds on existing data systems.

Contributors
Allison, M. Lee, Dickinson, Tamara L., Arizona Geological Survey
Created Date
2008

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog and Library One Search. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.