USGS warns of increased rain-induced landslide risks
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 84, Issue 1, page 2, 7 January 2003
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2003), USGS warns of increased rain-induced landslide risks, Eos Trans. AGU, 84(1), 2–2, doi:10.1029/2003EO010002.(
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Heavy rains in mid-December have brought moisture levels in parts of the San Francisco Bay area to the point of soil saturation and the midst of a potential landslide season that could continue through March, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
The 10-county Bay area is just one of a number of regions across the United States where rain-induced landslides are posing a serious, and often increasing, risk.