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FOQUS-LA (Focus on Quaternary Stratigraphy of the Los Angeles Region): a Geologic Framework to Address Groundwater Resource and Seismic Hazards Issues


To understand the geology of the Los Angeles area and how it influences earthquake hazards and the availability and contamination of ground water.


This project is developing a detailed geologic, hydrologic, and tectonic framework for the Los Angeles area that is being used to address (1) ground-water resource management, (2) the underground behavior and remediation of natural and industrial contaminants, (3) earthquake potential of local faults, and (4) distribution of past earthquake effects.

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Anticipated Uses:

Hazards (Earthquakes), Resources (Water)


Bucknell University (PA), California Department of Transportation, California Geological Survey, Central and West Coast Basins Municipal Water Districts (CA), City of Long Beach (CA), City of Los Angeles (CA), City of San Diego (CA), Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS), Converse Consultants, Law/Crandall, Inc., Los Angeles County (CA), Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (CA), Southern California Earthquake Center, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Tidelands Oil Production Company, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Riverside, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Southern California, URS Corporation, Washington University in St. Louis, Water Replenishment District of Southern California, William Lettis and Associates, Inc.

Project Status:

Current NCGMP Funding

Project Duration:


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Contact Information:

Project Chief: Daniel J. Ponti (None)
Phone: 650-329-5679

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