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Twin-engine Airplane to Make Flights Over an Area West of San Antonio, Texas
Released: 2/20/2001

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 303-236-1343

A twin-engine airplane, operated under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey, will be flying low-altitude geophysical surveys over an area west of San Antonio beginning around February 24, 2001. The survey will cover parts of Uvalde, Medina and Bexar counties. The survey should be completed in about four weeks, weather permitting.

The plane is operated by experienced pilots who are specially trained for low-altitude surveys. Anyone observing the low-flying plane should not be concerned when they see it pass overhead.

This survey is designed to remotely study geologic and hydrologic units that lie below the earth’s surface. It is part of an on-going USGS program to identify features such as changes in rock types that will provide a better understanding of the geology and hydrology of this area.

Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in publicizing this information is appreciated.

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