30 November 2015

Slump in progress on Corridor H

Posted by Callan Bentley

I was out on Corridor H last week, looking at rocks with my Honors student, and on the way back from the field work, I noticed this:

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That’s a fresh slump scarp running across a slope that is gradually sliding downhill. (The left half of the image is moving down relative to the right.) To judge from the rip-rap-filled culverts, this slope must have a previously-documented history of instability, which the highway department attempted to control, but didn’t succeed.

I’ll keep my eye on it in the months to come and let you know how it develops.