"Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

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"Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Post by azbackpackr » Feb 02 2017 3:12 am

Arizona Geological Survey has reported finding a new 1.8-mile-long fissure, caused by groundwater depletion via farm irrigation, in Pinal County, 13 miles south of Arizona City. The international newsies have picked up on this story and are making a bit of a fuss about it. (Google it.)

Here's a local news story about it:
http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizon ... /392310176
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Post by Sun_Ray » Feb 02 2017 6:01 am

Posting at 3:12 AM??? Is that a normal get up time for you or are just going to bed :D
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Post by azbackpackr » Feb 02 2017 6:13 am

@Sun_Ray
I'm usually awake by 3:30 or 4:00. A little earlier this morning because I had a nap yesterday, wasn't feeling well--got too much sleep too early.

When I had a family at home it was my private time, and I've continued the habit. I never have to use an alarm clock, that's for sure.
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Post by big_load » Feb 02 2017 10:42 am

It's been discussed a bit on other forums. I'm a little surprised that most national stories overlook the prevalence of existing fissures in SE AZ. This isn't a terrible new thing, it's an old thing that's getting worse.

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Post by rcorfman » Feb 02 2017 10:50 am

Dessication cracks (I'm assuming that's what this is) are all over the place.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Feb 02 2017 11:08 am

I found this interesting regarding the recharging of the aquifers. Some places that I thought were silly lakes wasting water are actually recharge zones.
http://http://www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Hyd ... tation.pdf
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Post by SuperstitionGuy » Feb 02 2017 12:18 pm

If you connect the dots between fissures you will see the future coastline of Arizona. Just sayin... :o
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Post by hippiepunkpirate » Feb 03 2017 11:47 am

Too bad it's not a fissure ERUPTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8hFAvsknnk
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Post by chumley » Feb 03 2017 12:08 pm

@hippiepunkpirate
Cool video! And the soundtrack is appropriate for a movie with eruptions.

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