Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Building a statewide inventory of landslides in Arizona

Landslide data included in AzSLID
AZGS's ' Building a Statewide Inventory of Landslides in Arizona' is now available on line courtesy of the North American Symposium on Landslides and AEG.

From Ann Youberg’s presentation at 2017 NASL, ‘Landslides in Arizona are an under-appreciated geologic hazard. Prior to this project, the nature and extent of landslides was limited to an incomplete array of geologic maps and reports. To address this knowledge and data gap, the AZGS initiated a Landslides Hazards Program. Working with our partner agency, the Arizona Division of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA), we compiled the first comprehensive landslide inventory for the State of Arizona.’

These data should inform land management decision-making by state, tribal, county, and municipal authorities and should benefit the emergency management community in their efforts to communicate landslide hazards and risk to their stakeholders and constituents.

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