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TNRC Meeting Focuses On Landslide Dangers - Brevard NC


November 1, 2018

During the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, members and guests heard from Rick Wooten, senior geologist with the N.C. Department of Environ-mental Quality.

The topic during this council meeting was again landslide hazard mapping and documenting landslides.

Wooten said that in the past 140 years there had been seven events in western North Carolina that triggered hundreds of landslides, most of which were debris flows. Wooten said that the approximate threshold for most soils is about 5 inches of rainfall in 24 hours, while more rain in less time could b...

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