Landslide in Campbell Co., northern Kentucky. Failing colluvial
slope on the Kope Formation behind homes. Note shed that has fallen from
the driveway down the slope. Photo by Mike Lynch.
Old landslide scar up on hill in Rowan Co., eastern Kentucky.
Steep slope composed of fractured New Albany Shale sitting on top of clay-rich Crab
Orchard Formation failed forming large blocks and masses of slumped black shale.
Photo by Matt Crawford.
Large landslide in Perry Co., eastern Kentucky, 2006. Note thick colluvium at the main scarp of the slide. Photo by Matt Crawford.
Rockfall in Madison Co., central Kentucky.
Millions of dollars are spent every year repairing and cleaning up after rockfall and landslide hazards.
Photo by Bart Davidson.
Slump in Daviess Co., western Kentucky. Note head scarp of
rotated slump, slide occured in loess. Photo by Matt Crawford.
Landslide in Kenton Co., northern Kentucky. Landslide in thick
colluvium on steep slope underlain by the Kope Formation. Photo by
Slumping landslide along Rt 1812 in Breathitt Co. Slumps like this are typical of eastern Kentucky
where steep slopes, thick colluvial soils, and loading or undercutting of the slope by
road construction creates slope instability.
Aerial photograph of large landslide on a steep slope in Breathitt Co., Ky. The slide (circled in red) occurs above the
road and is located at a sharp cutbank within a meander of a stream. Geologic formation contacts are outlined in yellow.
Formations present include: Ph – Hyden Formation, Ppk – Pikeville Formation, and Qal – Alluvium. The slide occurs
in the Pikeville Formation above the road with the stream below the road. Slides like this are typical of eastern Kentucky
where there steep slopes, thick colluvial soils, and undercutting of the slope by road construction or streams create
slope instability. The stream is flowing W-NW in this photo.