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Jennifer Bauer gave a talk to Jackson County’s Watershed Association of the Tuckaseegee River (WATR) introducing the Wayehutta Watershed Landslide Mapping Project. Check out the YouTube video for the presentation. Note: The presentation begins at 11 minutes in.
ALC gave an informative and thorough presentation to Asheville Green Drinks – Social Networking for Sustainability on January 8, 2014 to discuss the history and hazards of landslides in Western North Carolina. Check out the presentation for yourself in case you missed it! Note: due to the file size, it may take a few minutes to open.
The damage from these rains will likely be felt for many months to come and we are expected to have even more rain in the coming weeks. So please be careful and pay attention to local weather alerts regarding flooding and landslides. Below are recent news articles highlighting some obvious damage:
More to follow…..
ALC is a proud sponsor and participant of the 2013 Rockslide Conference that will be held on Wednesday, June 5th from 9am-3pm at Haywood Community College. The agenda and guest speaker line-up looks great so be sure to check it out if you’re interested. Registration fee is $15.
April showers have continued into May with Western North Carolina being 10 inches above normal for the year (9 of which we’ve received in the last 4 weeks). Here are some totals from the past 36 hours: Asheville 4.69, Fairview 6.57, Waynesville 4.48, Canton 7.08, Hendersonville 6.52, Brevard 6.98, Tuckasegee 2.72, Franklin 4.19, Marshall 3.14, Burnsville 5.51, Bakersville 4.28, Linville 8.18, Marion 6.62, Saluda 7.08 and Chimney Rock 6.28 inches.
Several landslides have occurred throughout the region, one of which has resulted in the death of Mr. Joseph Drewnoski. Please keep The Drewnoski Family in your thoughts and prayers. Below are links to to recent news articles:
March 6, 2013 article in Smoky Mountain News by Becky Johnson: Haywood picks up the torch on landslide hazard mapping
March 6, 2013 article in Smoky Mountain News by Andrew Kasper: To map or not to map? Jackson ponders the question amid spate of rain-induced landslides and steep slope rewrite.