Demonstration and defense of the importance of geology in urban planning in the Carson City, Nevada area
AuthorTorvik (Fairfax), Vella L.
AdvisorLintz, J., Jr.
Geological Sciences & Engineering
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Carson City, Nevada, due to its proximity to Reno, and its position as state capital, has become a rapidly expanding urban area. Large tracts of previously undeveloped land have been utilized by an expanding population without regard for geologic hazards, many of which have been augmented by the urban sprawl. Geologic hazards in the area include active faults, areas subject to flooding, liquefaction, unstable slopes, and the possibility of land subsidence. Also important is the preservation of sand and gravel deposits, and other mineral resources. These data, in conjunction with alternate solutions to these hazards, have been incorporated to suggest a design for a city relatively safe from damage due to geologic hazards.
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