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Landslide along a cutbank in the Kentucky River
Jessamine Co. along KY 1541.
on April 12th 2009 after heavy rains
affecting 150 ft
of the shoulder on the road.
The road was shut down
for several days.
The slide material consists of
fill overlying weathered rock and soil.
Photo by Matt Crawford.
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Landslide Projects and Related Research
- Landslide Monitoring and Characterization
- Landslide Information Map: Online map that shows known landslide hazards and areas susceptible to landslides. Landslide locations come from KGS research, published maps, state and local government agencies, the pubic, and the media. The purpose of the map is to provide an overall view of landslide hazards across the state.
- Landslide inventory for Kentucky (In progress) : The goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive framework and understanding of landslide data for Kentucky. There is a wealth of landslide inventory information that comes from a variety of sources; in the form of hard-copy maps, reports, and digital databases. Cooperating with other state offices, private businesses, and other state surveys to collect these types of data will provide an outlet for this valuable information. Link to USGS Landslide Inventory Project.
- Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR)
- Search KYTC Geotechnical Projects (Be sure to choose Project Type: Landslides.)
- Quaternary Geologic Mapping: KGS geologists, through the USGS STATEMAP program are mapping Quaternary deposits along and adjacent to the Ohio River, in parts of Eastern Kentucky, and in parts of Northern Kentucky to improve existing geologic mapping in the area. These sediments were originally generalized into a small number of mapping units during the geologic quadrangle (GQ) mapping program. Because of their importance for land-use development, geotechnical planning, landslide hazards, groundwater supply, and their sensitivity to ground shaking during earthquakes, providing high quality geologic maps of these areas is a priority. KGS personnel are working with scientists from other local, state, and federal agencies to complete this mapping and share results. GIS products will include new digital, vector geologic quadrangle data sets for these areas. Contact Drew Andrews for more information.