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Information about USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center studies on coastal landslides in the Big Sur area
Big Sur Landslides
The Mud Creek landslide on California’s Big Sur coast
On May 20, 2017, the steep slopes at Mud Creek on California’s Big Sur coast, about 140 miles south of San Francisco, suffered a catastrophic collapse. USGS Scientists from the Pacific Coastal and Marine and the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Centers are monitoring this section of the coastline, in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation.
Maps Showing Estimated Sediment Yield From Coastal Landslides and Active Slope Distribution Along the Big Sur Coast, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California- USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2852
Map Showing Coastal Cliff Retreat Rates Along the Big Sur Coast, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California- USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2853
Formation, Evolution, and Stability of Coastal Cliffs--Status and Trends- USGS Professional Paper 1693
USGS Landslide Hazards website
USGS Landslide News and Information
1982-83 El Niño Coastal Erosion: San Mateo County, California
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