North Salt Lake Landslide Is Still Sliding; City Seeks Solutions

The Eaglepointe landslide is still sliding and North Salt Lake city leaders are still trying to find a solution.


North Salt Lake passes ordinance it hopes will stem problems with landslides

After the devastation caused by last year’s landslide that destroyed one home and damaged property, the North Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a new geologic-hazard ordinance.


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!


Early study warned of potential landslides at Eaglepointe

Although a 2003 geotechnical report warned of the potential for landslides at Eaglepointe Estates in North Salt Lake, a 2013 supplemental study made no mention of the clay bedrock flagged for attention in the first and that one geologist called “a notorious bad boy” for instability.


Landslide damage forces indefinite closure at N. Salt Lake rec center

Evacuated families aren’t the only ones affected by North Salt Lake’s landslide that destroyed a house one week ago.


The buck for safe hillside development stops with Utah cities

“The final failure is unpredictable,” he said of Tuesday’s slide. But, he added, a large crack in the ground opened at the crown of the slide a week before it let loose.


Developer discusses geotechnical studies after home destroyed by landslide

One of our geologists here at the Utah Geological Survey, Adam McKean, talks about the geological makeup of the hill in North Salt Lake that makes it prone to sliding.

Years before one home crumbled in North Salt Lake, the developer behind the project was given the approval by the city to build it.


Experts: Homeowners, developers should educate themselves about potential geological hazardous

Jessica Castleton, a Utah Geological Survey Geologist, talks in further detail on geologic hazard resources for homeowners and developers.

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Concerns are mounting throughout the Wasatch Front following a landslide in North Salt Lake that destroyed one house and put others at risk.


4 homes still at risk from landslide that crushed home

One of our geologists, Jessica Castleton, talks about the North Salt Lake landslide in this KSL 6:30 PM interview segment. The Utah Geological Survey publication, A Plan to Reduce Losses from Geologic Hazards in Utah, mentioned in the interview can be found HERE.

Familes in homes along a hillside here remained displaced following a massive landslide that crushed one house, damaged a tennis and swim club, and placed other homes directly in harm’s way Tuesday morning.


Were there warning signs before the NSL landslide?

One of our geologists here at the UGS, Jessica Castleton, explains the factors that contributed to Tuesday’s early morning North Salt Lake landslide.

The Utah Geological Survey said it has reports dating back as far as the 1980s, identifying the potential for landslides in the same area where a catastrophic slide destroyed one home and forced the evacuation of 27 others.