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Special Monitoring Projects

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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 

Accompanying pdf documents news articles brochures for briefings

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
Reinforced Conc Retaining wall failed Reinforced Conc Ret Wall 2 Major Slide Blocking River -Wyoming


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 Road -Questi  
Surface Crack (Martin prop) Clay toe scarp along beach  


Sunset Beach Landslide (2007 Reactivation)

Background Documents Related to Development within the Sunset Beach Road Landslide area

Landslide Damage Photos from 2007 re-activation of the 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



Thurston County Environmental Monitoring Program PowerPoint - A presentation of some of the things we do with the program

Other Projects

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

Contact Us

E-mail: bieverm@co.thurston.wa.us.

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