Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

USGS warns of increased rain-induced landslide risks



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.