- California Gets More Rain, 1 Big Mudslide (posted 12/17/2014)
- Mudslides, Flooding in Mexico Leave Six People Dead (posted 12/17/2014)
In the News
- USGS Releases Global Topograhic Data - Will Aid Climate Change Research
- USGS Fact Sheet Explains Why California Has So Many Landslides
During the week of September 9-13, 2013, nearly continuous rainfall caused widespread landslides and flooding in the northern Colorado Front Range. The US Geological Survey Landslide Hazards Group in Golden, Colorado conducted reconnaissance from the ground and air and determined that affected areas are likely to be susceptible to catastrophic failure during rainstorms and snowmelt for several years. People should be aware of this potential hazard and use caution where traveling in the northern Front Range canyons.
Figure caption: Map showing extent of landslides in the northern Colorado Front Range. Areas burned by wildfire between 2000 and 2012 are shown with fire names and dates.