My colleagues and I recently received recognition for work we have been doing in the West Desert. The Crawford award is presented once per year to the authors of an outstanding publication. Hugh Hurlow is the main author; the rest of us contributed in a significant way. The award comes with a small cash award - some money to buy that field case I've been wanting.
prestigious 2015 Crawford Award was presented to UGS geologists Hugh
Hurlow, Stefan Kirby, Lucy Jordan, Paul Inkenbrandt, Janae Wallace, and
Mike Lowe in recognition of their combined work on the outstanding
geologic publication Hydrogeologic Studies and Groundwater
Monitoring in Snake Valley and Adjacent Hydrographic Areas, West-Central
Utah and East-Central Nevada (UGS Bulletin 135).
This 294-page book presents hydrogeologic, groundwater-monitoring,
and hydrochemical studies in Snake Valley, Tule Valley, and Fish Springs
Flat in Millard and Juab Counties, west-central Utah. Collectively,
this work delineates groundwater levels, flow, and chemistry in Snake
Valley and adjacent basins to a much greater degree than previously
possible, and emphasizes the sensitivity of the groundwater system to
possible increases in groundwater pumping.
The Crawford Award recognizes outstanding achievement,
accomplishments, or contributions by a current UGS scientist to the
understanding of some aspect of Utah geology or Earth science. The award
is named in honor of Arthur L. Crawford, first director of the UGS.