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Wetland Subsidence, Fault Reactivation, and Hydrocarbon Production in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region

USGS Fact Sheet FS-091-01

Subsidence & Hydrocarbon Production
Regional Depressurization
Faults & Releveling Surveys
Correlations & Rates
Environmental Implications
Project Contact:
Bob Morton


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