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"Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 3:12 am
by azbackpackr
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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Posted: Feb 02 2017 6:01 am
by Sun_Ray
Posting at 3:12 AM??? Is that a normal get up time for you or are just going to bed :D

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 6:13 am
by azbackpackr
@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.

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 10:42 am
by big_load
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.

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 10:50 am
by rcorfman
Dessication cracks (I'm assuming that's what this is) are all over the place.

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 11:08 am
by Alston_Neal
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

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 02 2017 12:18 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
If you connect the dots between fissures you will see the future coastline of Arizona. Just sayin... :o

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 03 2017 11:47 am
by hippiepunkpirate
Too bad it's not a fissure ERUPTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8hFAvsknnk

Re: "Giant fissure in Arizona" is all over the news

Posted: Feb 03 2017 12:08 pm
by chumley
@hippiepunkpirate
Cool video! And the soundtrack is appropriate for a movie with eruptions.