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Low plane flights to take measurements for geologic mapping

Posted at 2:48 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 17:48:10-05

RENO (AP) — Low-flying aircraft will fly over northern Nevada in the next two months to take measurements that a government agency says will help assess the region's geology and hydrology features below ground level.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the flights beginning this month and running through March will take the survey aircraft over multiple areas, including Reno and Lake Tahoe.

According to the agency, the mapping program helps identify features such as changes in rock types and assess groundwater along with seismic and volcanic hazards.

The agency also said the low-level flights will follow Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.