Finn Hill Unstable Slopes and Landslides

Finn Hill Unstable Slopes and Landslides

Be sure to attend our June 25th meeting at Finn Hill Middle School where we’ll have presentations from experts who will provide insights on landslides and provide tips on how you can mitigate potential risks.

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7 pm.

Location: Finn Hill Middle School Cafeteria (8040 Northeast 132nd Street Kirkland, WA 98034.)

Come hear an eye-opening talk on landslides by a UW geology professor, followed by a panel of experts on landslides, the conditions that give rise to these dangers, and what you can do as a homeowner and citizen. More information at Pacific Northwet Seismic Network website: http://www.pnsn.org/outreach/earthquakehazards/landslides
  • Kathy Goetz Troost, geologist and professor at the University of Washington;
  • Jenny Gaus, surface water management director, Public Works, city of Kirkland;
  • Louis Berner, Finn Hill resident, biologist and author of a local study on Surface water concerns on our hillsides
Please come to this talk on landslides, with your energy and good questions!

From the Kirkland Reporter article on the city assessing landslide areas on Finn Hill and in other Kirkland neighborhoods:

…. Finn Hill is a neighborhood where landslides are a concern. Although some areas in the state are monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Washington State Department of Transportation, the majority are not. Additionally, hazard maps designate areas where landslides can occur, but they don’t account for how likely they are to happen.” read more

 

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In dark grey are the areas that are landslide hazardous on Finn Hill and Goat Hill in Kirkland

In dark grey are the areas that are landslide hazardous on Finn Hill and Goat Hill in Kirkland

 

 

 

 

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