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|| K. W. Hudnut|| Last Updated
|| 10/29/96 |
This report recommends improving our ability to assess and restore damaged infrastructure after future earthquakes by increasing efforts to precisely monitor engineered structures. With Los Angeles County, the USGS is now in the second year of a pilot study, GPS monitoring of Pacoima Dam. New GPS and computing technologies make very high precision, near real-time monitoring of critical engineered structures possible.