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Open-File Report 2004-1052
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Lifelines and Earthquake Hazards in the Interstate 5 Urban Corridor: Cottage Grove to Woodburn, Oregon

By E.A. Barnett, C.S. Weaver, K.L. Meagher, Z. Wang, I.P. Madin, M. Wang, R.A. Haugerud, R.E. Wells, D.B. Ballantyne, M. Darienzo, and the Southern Willamette Valley Working Group


The Interstate 5 highway corridor, stretching from Mexico to Canada, is not only the economic artery of the Pacific Northwest, but is also home to the majority of Oregonians and Washingtonians. Accordingly, most regional utility and transportation systems, such as railroads and electrical transmission lines, have major components in the I-5 corridor. The section of I-5 from Cottage Grove, Oregon, to Blaine, Washington, is rapidly urbanizing, with population growth and economic development centered around the cities of Eugene, Salem, Portland, Olympia, Tacoma, Seattle, Everett, and Bellingham. For the purposes of this map, we refer to this area as the I-5 Urban Corridor.

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See also: USGS Open-File Report 2005-1085, Lifelines and Earthquake Hazards along the Interstate 5 Urban Corridor: Woodburn, Oregon to Centralia, Washington

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Date created: June 7, 2004
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