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2009 Spring Dust Storms

Utah and other parts of the Colorado Plateau have experienced large dust storms during the spring of 2009, including a massive dust storm that occurred on April 15, 2009. Local residents have expressed interest in the causes and effects of recent dust events. U.S. Geological Survey scientists and their cooperators share below videos, photographs, news stories, and scientific reports related to recent dust events.

For more information: Jayne Belnap,, (435) 719-2333



News Stories

Scientific articles and reports