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Map showing locations of damaging landslides in Alameda County, California, resulting from 1997-98 El Nino rainstorms

February 1, 2002

Heavy rainfall associated with a strong El Nino caused over $150 million in landslide damage in the 10-county San Francisco Bay region during the winter and spring of 1998. A team of USGS scientists collected information on landslide locations and damage costs. In Alameda County more than $20 million in damages were assessed. Debris flows occurred in rural portions of the county, but were only responsible for $400 thousand in damages.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1999
Title Map showing locations of damaging landslides in Alameda County, California, resulting from 1997-98 El Nino rainstorms
DOI 10.3133/mf2325B
Authors J. A. Coe, J. W. Godt, Dianne Brian, Nicolas Houdre
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 2325
Index ID mf2325B
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization