Record #snowpack and saturated soils lead to landslides — lots of them: #Utah Geological Survey documents at least 100 known landslides, and there’s many, many more out there — The Deseret News

Types of landslide movement.

Click the link to read the article on The Deseret News website (Amy Joi O’Donoghue). Here’s an excerpt:

So far this year, staff at the Utah Geological Survey have taken 1,000 photos, spent 400 hours on landslides in the last six weeks and had 20 emergency responses.

Two homes have collapsed and one had to be razed by the city, Keach said.

Keach said there are many types of causes of landslides that include:

  • Soil type.
  • Too much water/moisture.
  • The “toe” of the affected land has been cut out.
  • Overly steep slopes and burn scars.

Not all landslides are the same. There are rock formations or slope failure, bedrock failure, loose sediment and more.

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