Dam in Utah is being tested in case of earthquake

06/10/2010 | Herald Journal (Logan, Utah), The

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is conducting drilling at a dam in Hyrum, Utah, to assess its possible performance in case of an earthquake. The dam was built in 1934 and 1935 to help with flood control and water storage for irrigation, and geologists want to see how it's still performing. A crew will collect soil samples to determine whether future modifications to the dam and nearby spillway are needed.

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