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Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada [COMB-BOUND REPORT]
Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada COMB-BOUND REPORT


 
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Title: Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada

Author: James E. Faulds, P. Kyle House, Lisa Shevenell, and Alan Ramelli
Year: 2000
Series: Open-File Report 2000-06
Version: plate has been superseded by Open-File Report 2003-05
Format: text: 161 pages, some color; plate: 30.5 x 28.5 inches, color
Scale: 1:24,000

The main purpose of this report is to characterize the geologic setting and related natural hazards of the Laughlin, Nevada, area. The principal geologic hazards are flash floods along major washes draining into the Colorado River. Other potential hazards include earthquakes, poor soil conditions, groundwater quality, and inactive and abandoned mines. This assessment provides a strong foundation upon which to conduct more thorough analyses of identified hazards that pose the greatest threat to the growing community. Major components of this study include detailed geologic mapping of surficial and bedrock units, examination of faults and folds, analysis of flood deposits on active alluvial fans and washes, and a hydrogeochemical evaluation of groundwater. This report summarizes the completed work. The general geology of the Laughlin area is described first, followed by three individual chapters that respectively address flood hazards, water quality, and other natural hazards (earthquakes and poor soil conditions). A complete bibliography of cited references is also included for each chapter.

Prepared in cooperation with the Nevada Division of Emergency Management and the All Hazards Mitigation Advisory Committee.

Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1: Geology of the Laughlin Area, Clark County, Nevada, by James E. Faulds and P. Kyle House
  • Chapter 2: Geologic Evaluation of Alluvial Fan and Related Flood Hazards in the Vicinity of Laughlin, Nevada, by P. Kyle House
  • Chapter 3: Evaluation of Water Quality in the Laughlin Area: Potential Contamination and Hazards, by Lisa Shevenell
  • Chapter 4: Other Geologic Hazards, by Alan Ramelli

Plate included with this report (scale 1:24,000):
Geologic Map of the Laughlin Area, Clark County, Nevada
by James E. Faulds, P. Kyle House, and Alan R. Ramelli

The plate in Open-File Report 2000-06 has been superseded by Open-File Report 2003-05:
Preliminary Geologic Map of the Davis Dam Quadrangle and Eastern Part of the Bridge Canyon Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada, and Mohave County, Arizona

Original Product Code: OF006 dox

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