Occasionally, the Thurston County Monitoring Program works on projects that are driven by events (for example, Landslides, Earthquakes or flooding in a particular neighborhood or region).
Below are some of the findings and presentations that are available to help inform and educate decision makers, the public, emergency responders and other government agencies. There are links to other government agencies that offer additional resources, links, and brochures to download. See the "External Links and Information" Section near the bottom of the page.
Landslide Information, Presentations, and Publications for Information and Downloading
PowerPoint Presentation 2nd Board of County Commissioners Briefing on Landslide Potential in Thurston County (Presented July 10, 2014 by M.Biever and N. Romero)
Accompanying pdf documents news articles brochures for briefings
Inland Lake "tsunamis" and seiches documentation brochure (multiple accounts)
Various Photographs of Landslides from around the world
|Japan dam - Mega slide before||New Zealand - Train loses||Rough road ahead - Mexico2|
|Japan dam - Mega slide after||Slide removes highway||Oso Wa - Huge Slide 1|
|Bad Road -Mexico||Wyoming - Debris slide||Oso Wa - Huge Slide 2|
|Huge rock through Chateau1 - Italy||Mountainside gone - Guatemala||Oso Wa - Huge Slide 3|
|Huge Rock through Chateau2 - Italy||Heavy Equip vs landslide.||Mountainside Collapse - Philippines|
Local Landslides of Thurston County
Rock Candy Mountain Landslide Incident Report (2009) Black Hills, Olympia Washington
Carlyon Beach Community - Hunter Point Road Landslide 1998 - 1999 Phase 1 and Phase 2 Reports
Sunrise Beach Landslide 1999 Report
Landslide Damage Photos from 1999 Sunrise Beach Road Landslide (with property owners indicated)
|Offset in Road (Linskog prop)||Offset in Seawall|
|Rotated Shed (Hurst prop)||Scarp at the North end of Sunrise Beach Roa -Questi|
|Surface Crack (Martin prop)||Clay toe scarp along beach|
Sunset Beach Landslide (2007 Reactivation)
Landslide Damage Photos from 2007 Sunset beach Landslide
|Offset garage and mid slope scarp||Closeup midslope ground cracks|
|Mid-slope scarp||Graben settlement behind house -pipe breakage|
|Offset well house at midslope scarp||Graben behind residence|
|Ground Cracks in driveway and garage curb||Headscarp in consolidated silts and clays|
EXTERNAL LANDSLIDE LINKS and Information
Link to DNR Landslide Hazards in Washington State (External link to Washington State Department of Natural Resources)
Link to The U.S. Geological Survey (a lot of landslide education and links here)
Some projects are undertaken that require special data to design and construct stormwater or other engineering projects safely and efficiently. These projects typically take place for a limited period of time over the course of the project development, and subsequent evaluation of the post-construction effectiveness of the project.
The results from these projects may help a broader audience than the original study area and are therefor valuable for the public or other government agencies. The results of some of these projects are published in the links below.
GROUNDWATER SPECIAL PROJECTS - These are older projects that have historical data availible but are not routinely updated or downloaded
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