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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Villlage
September 11, 2017

Teton Fault

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in Teton Village, with the trench site and other highlights in the area labeled.

Studying the trench walls
September 10, 2017

Teton Fault

Scientists study the trench walls.

Scientists survey the trench control points
September 10, 2017

Teton Fault

Jaime and Nicole survey the trench control points with RTK GPS. At this point the GPS survey is redundant, but later we (mostly Jaime) will compare the GPS, total station, and scale bar data (not shown) to evaluate accuracy and ease of use for future trenches.

Panoramic photo of trench
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Panoramic photo from the top of the trench.

Scientists set up control points
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Ryan, Rich, Jaime, and Nicole discuss the best approach to surveying control points with the total station.

Setting up the total station
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Ryan, Rich, Jaime, and Nicole discuss the best approach to surveying control points with the total station.

Scientists wait on site
September 9, 2017

Teton Fault

Mark and Dean patiently wait for Chris to photograph the trench wall while enjoying the cloud cover.

Scientist removes silt from trench wall
September 8, 2017

Teton Fault

Mark Zellman uses the leaf blower to remove silt from the trench wall. 

September 7, 2017

Excavating the Teton Trench September 2017 - Day 2

USGS scientists Rich Briggs, Ryan Gold, Chris DuRoss, and Jaime Delano spent September 5-21, 2017 outside of Jackson, Wyoming doing fieldwork at a site to collect paleoseismology data on a segment of the Teton Fault. This video shows the second day of the site excavation inside the flagged the boundaries set up by the group.
 

Team Teton Gang
September 7, 2017

Teton Fault

Team Teton Gang of Four stand proudly at the bottom of the completed trench. Left to right, Jaime Delano (who is sending me, Lisa Wald, the photos and information about the activities each day), Chris DuRoss, Ryan Gold, and Rich Briggs.

Scientists digging in the Teton fault
September 6, 2017

Teton Fault

Chris, Mark, Dean, and Ryan shovel soil and rock into the wheelbarrow to remove it from the trench after the excavator has finished digging.

Exacavtor digging on the Teton trench site
September 6, 2017

Teton Fault

The first scoop! The excavator begins digging the trench on the Teton site. 

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USGS
May 8, 2001

 Federal, state and local policy makers will gather in Casper, Wyoming, on May 9-10 to examine science issues associated with the development of coalbed methane. 

USGS
July 28, 1999

A new screening method, based on geology and climatology, has been shown to be a reliable means for predicting where lands in irrigated areas are susceptible to contamination from selenium, according to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

USGS
April 20, 1998

Water quality in the South Platte River Basin has been adversely affected by agriculture and urban development, according to the results of a 5-year investigation of water quality by the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
April 16, 1998

Although agriculture and urban activities have substantially affected water quality in several areas of the South Platte River Basin, concentrations of pesticides and volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), such as MTBE, are generally below levels of concern for human health, according to the results of a 5-year investigation of water quality by the U.S. Geological Survey.