New Earth Fissures Plaguing Pinal County and Maricopa County, Arizona

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

Those of us living in the Phoenix Valley, are well aware of the fissures running throughout various parts of our valley. The Arizona Geological Society has just completed updated maps from April showing new fissures in Queen Creek in Maricopa and Pinal County. I've included a link "here" for access to the new map. Queen Creek is located in the southeast valley and straddles both county lines.

For an indepth story on these newly discovered fissures, I've provided a link to the story provided by thefissure in Queen Creek East Valley Tribune just today.  An excerpt taken out of the Tribune is quoted below to explain to buyers, sellers, Realtors, just "what" a fissure is.

"Fissures are cracks in the earth caused by groundwater pumping. Geological survey officials call them "serious geological hazards" and say they are found in the valleys of central and south-central Arizona. Pinal County is home to three-quarters of the state's known earth fissures."

Home buyers need to be especially cautious when purchasing in this area. I've included a link to the Arizona Geological Society Fissure site "here" for Mesa, Chandler Heights, and Scottsdale, etc.  Be sure to check it out.

 

 

Pepper

Mesa, Arizona Real Estate. Call me at: 480.216-3334 for information on purchasing or selling a home in Mesa, Arizona or surrounding towns. OR email me: Teri@TeriEllis.com. Feel free to visit one of my websites: HomesAzRE.com, MoveToMesaAz.com or MoveToSunnyAz.com. Or stop by my blogs at: MesaAzRealEstateVoice; or Phoenix Valley Real Estate Blog

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Rainmaker
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

Elizabeth, isn't it fun? I love it!!! This fissure situation has really come to the forefront since 2004 when building was so crazy in Queen Creek.....now they've updated the report they came out with in April of this year.....;-)

Pepper

August 24, 2008 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Hi Teri - Thankfully this is one thing we don't have to be worried about out here in MASS :) I can see why you would want to know this when planning on where to buy out in Arizona...good info :)

August 24, 2008 05:44 PM
Rainmaker
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor
Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

Bill, yes, and especially since this has been updated from April of this year. ;-)

Pepper

August 24, 2008 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Summers
MoveToLakeMary.com or 407-758-1020
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Orlando, Florida

Teri... I had no idea that you had Fissures, thanks for the link to the article.  In Central Florida we have sink holes that are very random...

August 24, 2008 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC

Debbie, Arizona has lots of good stuff...last year a horse disappeared or fell into one of the fissures that just opened up.....we have sink holes here too! ;-)

How's the rain in your area? Florida seems to be getting its fair share of water. ;-)

Pepper

August 24, 2008 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Mesa, Arizona Real Estate Mesa Arizona Realtor

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