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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Pink Pennants Proliferate; Public Ponders Purpose
Posted: 19-Feb-2009 10:52PM CST

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Dept. of Highways District 12:

Pink Flag
What's with those pink flags?
HIGHWAY DISTRICT 12 – February 17 2009 – The pink flags you’ve seen on the shoulders of highways throughout Eastern Kentucky have nothing to do with road work.
They are pin flags which mark search locations for possible petroleum and natural gas.
Dawson Geophysical Company is surveying data in 109 of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The process uses ATVs mounted with large pneumatic tires. The vehicles send high frequency vibrations into the ground, providing energy to create images of what lies underneath. In addition, geophone receivers are used to record data from other tracts of land within the survey. The technical name for what is being done is a vibroseis geophysical seismic survey.
Now you know.
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