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Unformatted text preview: What can you do? • Professional geologic evaluation for a property on a slope • Avoid building at the mouth of a canyon, regardless of its size • Consult local agencies for historic records • Watch signs of little slides - Often precursor for larger ones • Look for signs of structure cracks or damages prior to purchase • Be wary of pool leaking, tilt of trees and utility poles • Look for linear cracks, subsurface water movement • Put observations into perspective, one aspect may not tell the whole story Applied and critical thinking: • Discuss the reasons why our society could not prevent slope development. • Assume you have been hired by a community to make the citizens more aware of the landslide hazard in very steep topographic area. Outline a plan of action and defend it. • Compare and contrast landslide hazards and impact risks in the east coast vs. west coast, tropical vs. polar regions....
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- Winter '09
- Geology, Coal, Longwall mining, landslide hazards