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“Moab is Sinking from a Wave of Incision” by Joel Pederson

June 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT

Join geologist Joel Pederson on a fascinating journey as he shares his research on the geological forces shaping Moab and the surrounding canyonlands.

Discover the connection between the formation of the Moab-Spanish valley and the incision of the canyons as he presents the latest findings from his work on Meander Canyon, Spanish Valley, and the city of Moab.

Learn about the wave of incision passing through the area in recent geologic time, driving faulting and ongoing subsidence in Moab at measurable, high rates. Joel’s research, supported by a CNHA Discovery Pool Grant, offers a unique perspective on the ever-changing landscape of this breathtaking region.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a deeper understanding of the geological forces that make Moab such an extraordinary place to visit and explore.


June 1, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
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Moab Information Center
(435) 259-6003
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Moab Information Center (MIC)
25 E Center Street
Moab, UT 84532 United States
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