wyoming state geological survey

Erin Campbell out in the field
Provided by Wyoming State Geological Survey

Governor Matt Mead has chosen Erin Campbell as the new state geologist and director of the Wyoming State Geological Survey, or WSGS. A role responsible for studying the state's mineral resources and advising the government.  

Erin Campbell will enter her position with a background in government, industry, and education. She taught geology at the University of Wyoming for 15 years and is currently the manager of energy and natural resources at the WSGS. She’s also the first woman to hold the position.

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Western Wyoming’s Snake and Salt River Basins are in good shape, according to a new report by the Wyoming State Geological Survey.

Karl Taboga is a hydrologist with the agency. He says the basins’ high rainfall means they should be able to provide water for decades to come.

“Most semi-arid basins in Wyoming receive anywhere from 11 to 15 inches of average annual precipitation and the Snake and Salt river basins receive about 33 inches”

Wyoming Geological Survey

Update 04/09 20:30 

City officials have now ordered an evacuation of the area. For the most up-to-date information, visit the city's website.

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Jackson emergency services have issued an evacuation advisory for an area in the northwest part of town because of concerns over landslides

WSGS study lists potentially abundant rare earth deposits

Jun 4, 2013
swissmetalassets.com

The Wyoming State Geological Survey has released a study showing an abundance of rare earth metals in rock samples from across the state.