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 the 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.
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