Hazards Report

Hazards Report - Brad Miller TA Levi Golden Natural Hazards Report Members of the Golden City Counsel This report details the major natural hazards

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Brad Miller TA: Levi Golden Natural Hazards Report Members of the Golden City Counsel, This report details the major natural hazards within the Golden Valley area. It will analyzes four types of hazards: flooding, rockfall, swelling soil, and landslides . For the flooding information, maps of previous floods detail which areas will be flooded once Clear Creek floods again . I will use data taken from an experiment myself and several others performed on the soil in the area to analyze the danger that swelling soil poses on the Golden area . I also went to North Table Mountain and made observations and collected data that aided me in creating an overview of the dangers of rockfall in Golden . Finally, for the risk of landslides, I looked at the slopes on which certain rock formations sit . Then, using my knowledge of rock formations’ shear strength, I determined the likelihood of a landslide in certain areas . The first hazard I will detail is flooding . Recently, floods have not been a problem in Golden. Ironically, this is actually bad news for Golden . My reports indicate that Clear Creek has minor floods every 40 years . However, the 40-year floods are not terribly devastating and can easily be contained . The major problem is the 100-year flood. The 100-year flood would be devastating to the Golden area . By my estimations, the 100-year flood would cover a vast area of Golden and would cause considerable damage . Refer to the attached map for the floodplain area in Golden . As you will see, a good deal of
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course EBGN 101 taught by Professor Any during the Fall '07 term at Mines.

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Hazards Report - Brad Miller TA Levi Golden Natural Hazards Report Members of the Golden City Counsel This report details the major natural hazards

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