LANDSLIDE HAZARD MAPPING METHODOLOGY AND EXAMPLES FROM NORTH CAROLINA
GIS layers are produced for each county showing: the location of known slope movements and slope movement deposits; debris flow initiation susceptibility; potential debris flow pathways; and other pertinent geologic hazards such as zones of rock slope instability, and acid-producing rock units. These layers are designed for use by local government agencies and the public to help guide informed decisions on land use and public safety as increased development on mountain slopes exposes more people to landslide hazards
The poster shows examples from Macon and Watauga Counties where the mapping is complete. Mapping continues in Buncombe County, and landslide data is being collected throughout the region as needs and opportunities arise. Additional landslide information, including downloadable versions of the finished maps are available at http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/Landslide_Info/Landslides_main.htm. Hard copies and compact disks of the maps are also available through the North Carolina Geological Survey sales office at (919) 715-9718.