Thursday, January 26, 2017

Creeping Hillside in North Salt Lake City

When I was at the University of Utah in 1989-90, I spent time at the Chevron refinery just below. These are steep hillsides. Not the best places to build houses:
NORTH SALT LAKE — Experts have been "detecting movement again" in the area of a devastating landslide that destroyed a North Salt Lake home in 2014, the Utah Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

The Utah Geological Survey, which is part of that agency, is working with the city of North Salt Lake to monitor the hill's movement.

A home at 739 Parkway Drive was destroyed in a substantial slide on Aug. 5, 2014. The newly detected movement is in the same area, according to Gregg Beuhkelman, a landslide project geologist for the Utah Geological Survey.

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