The Spectrum

Hours of debate regarding the Green Hollow Landslide and the proposed Capo Di Monte subdivision on Cedar Mountain took place at the Iron County Planning Commission meeting Thursday, with no decisions made as of press time.

At the meeting the commission heard the recommendation of Utah Geological Survey Geologist Bill Lund.

Lund recommended that further study by expert engineers take place before further development be allowed to continue on one of the largest landslides in the state. The study will determine whether more development and water saturation in the area could cause the landslide to reactivate.

Lund also told the planning commission that several smaller landslides on the mountain had been activated since the Cedar Highlands subdivision was completed. Conclusions were based on the original studies in 1981, which stated that the landslide was inactive.