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Landslide Hazard Mapping UpdateJackson County Planning BoardApril 14, 2011
Overview of work completed from 2/22/201 through 4/8/2011.
NCGS staff briefedPlanning Board on 2/8/11. Field work began on 2/22/2011 and initially concentrated onsites indentified by Robby Shelton. Field crews are now conducting routine mapping atvarious locations in the county several days a week.
Total Number of landslides documented in field: 40Accompanied by Robby Shelton: 19Field Crews Only: 21Landslides on unmodified slopes 15Landslides on modified slopes 25Total field data collection locations: 231
No major issues with work progress have been identified to date. Given theextent of steep slopes in the County, the number of slope movements and slope movementdeposits identified to date is not surprising.
Things anticipated/not anticipated.
An embankment failure/debris flow associated withacid-producing rock at the Mountain Heritage development is not unlike similar occurrenceswith acid-producing rock in Macon, Haywood and Swain Counties. As hoped, field crewshave been able to confirm debris flow sites on the ground that were identified from 1953aerial photography.
Information or assistance needed from Planning Board.
Cooperation and interest fromCounty staff, especially Gerald Green, Robby Shelton and Kevin Jamison has greatlyfacilitated the project. Field guidance and historical information on landslides provided byRobby Shelton has been a great help in expediting the mapping and data collection. Thanksto Kevin Jamison who provided the new 2010 ortho-imagery on 4/11/2011. Identificationof any areas of concern within the County will help prioritize sites for field visits.