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Small landslide indicates instability in Beach Road area, EOC says

 

January 21, 2021

Courtesy of Haines Borough EOC.

The photo compares LiDAR images of the Beach Road landslide area collected in 2014 and 2020, after the slide occurred. Comparing the detailed images allows geologists to measure where slide material came from, where it ended up and in what quantity it moved. Dark green areas show where slide material came from and red areas show where the material was deposited. The information can be used to assess future slide potential in the area, and assist with search and rescue plans.

A small landslide occurred on the southeast flank of the Dec. 2 Beach Road slide path between Monday and Tuesday, according to a Jan. 19 Haines Borough press release. The movement occurred after Haines received roughly 2 inches of rain in a 12-hou...



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