Selected known landslides in Kentucky. Although exact costs are not documented,
landslides affect roads,
pipelines, private residences, and other parts of the built environment. Direct costs such as repair and maintenance
exceed $10 million per year, and indirect costs may exceed direct costs but are difficult to quantify. With a good landslide
inventory, citizens can begin to understand landslides processes, assess risk, and prevent damage from the threats
Landslides Affecting Kentucky
Search for landslide photos (Be sure to check “landslide” as a keyword)
Landslide Projects and Related Research
To read more on the design and application of the KGS landslide inventory see KGS Information Circular 31
The KGS also cooperates with the U.S. Geological Survey and other state surveys to promote the importance of landslide inventory projects. Read more here: Landslide Inventory Project.
For more information contact Matt Crawford.
Large, rotational slump along old KY 10. Numerous landslides
caused a re-routing of the road and the use of newer KY 9 (AA Highway).
Landslides like these cost the state millions of dollars each year to repair.
Photo by Matt Crawford.