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Layton’s Eastridge development in full swing; some still fear landslides

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If you live in east Layton, you probably know about landslides. That’s why some residents are having a hard time shaking feelings of foreboding as a 70-acre residential housing development hits high gear on Antelope Drive at 1450 East.

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Real-time Monitoring for Potential Landslides

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Landslides often occur in response to heavy or prolonged rainfall. On hillsides, gravity is constantly working to pull the soil and rock downslope, and rainfall infiltrating into the ground changes the forces or stresses acting on those hillside materials. If the changes in stress are large enough to overcome the strength of the hillside materials, a landslide occurs. “Debris flows” are a type of landslide initiated by heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt; the name “debris flow” is derived from the mixture of coarse sediment that geologists call “debris” and water picked up and carried when they flow downslope or down a stream channel. When they happen, debris flows can move rapidly and travel long distances with tremendous momentum. If they occur where people and things are located they cause damage to buildings, block transportation routes, and sometimes kill or injure people. The USGS landslide scientists are trying to find better ways to determine when rainfall might cause debris flows in order to reduce their danger.

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Parkway Drive Landslide, North Salt Lake

Check out this bit of information we’ve got up on our website on the North Salt Lake landslide at Parkway Drive!

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Landslide mitigation to be considered by County Council

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After a week off, the Summit County Council will meet in session on Wednesday, Sept. 17, with the potential for landslides in Summit County one of the issues to be discussed.

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September is National Preparedness Month

heraldextra.com

The fear of not knowing what to do in the event of a disaster, how to gather and care for loved ones and how to survive until help arrives can be more traumatizing than the actual disaster.

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Mudslide near Canyon Road exposes fourplex foundation

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A Logan man is concerned about the stability of the hillside above his home after a significant weekend mudslide exposed the foundation of a fourplex above on 600 East and filled in the stream through his yard.

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Are deadly landslides becoming more common?

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Afghanistan suffered one of its worst natural disasters in more than a decade last week, when a massive landslide buried a third of the village of Abi Barak in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. A rescue effort is ongoing, but hope is dwindling for the more than 2,000 people buried by the mountain slope, which collapsed after days of heavy rainfall.

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Could a Warning System Save Lives in a Landslide?

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As President Obama makes his way to Oso, Wash., to tour the devastation from last month’s mudslide and meet with surviving victims and first responders, the disaster has brought renewed interest in early warning systems – which some suggest could have prevented many of the deaths.

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Landslides: Where and Why They Occur

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Last month’s mudslide in Oso, Snohomish County, Wash., has killed more than 30 people and has left many more still unaccounted for.

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Washington Tragedy Heightens Mudslide Concerns Across Country

One of our geologists, Rich Giraud, talks about the landslide dangers in Utah in this brief article. Check it out!

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In Utah talk of mudslides dredges up memories of the thistle slide that wiped out the small Utah town in 1983.The historic Utah slide unlike the one in Washington did not see a loss of life, no one was even hurt.

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