29 September 2012
A couple of interesting landslide stories this week (updated with an extra video below):
1. The Route 14 landslide near Cedar Falls, Utah
Thanks to Alexandre Mathieu for the heads up on this one. Back in October 2011, a huge landslide blocked State Route 14 near to Cedar Falls. Since then a huge project has been underway to reinstate the road. This was completed this week, when the road reopened. Remarkably, the restoration project has its own website:
This is a great resource for information about the landslide and the restoration programme, and surely is an example of best practice for such a project.
2. The Wang Shan landslide in Gansu, China
This ongoing slope failure was observed in action by the participants of a conference field trip earlier this week. Helen Reeves of the BGS has posted a brief summary and has put a video online on Youtube. The BGS also have a website about the landslide.
3. An intriguing video from the Yukon River: