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Low flying planes for USGS survey

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The U.S. Geological Survey says people in southern Washington and northern Oregon may notice low-flying aircraft through July.

The flights are part of USGS research to measure and map rock types and formations. The USGS says the pilots from Goldak Airborne Surveys of Saskatoon, Canada, are trained for low-level flying.

The survey will continue for about 6 weeks.