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Preliminary photointerpretation map of landslide and other surficial deposits of the Concord 15-minute quadrangle and the Oakland West, Richmond, and part of the San Quentin 7 1/2-minute quadrangles, Contra Costa and Alameda counties, California

January 1, 1994

This map presents preliminary information about one aspect of the physical environment necessary to sound land-use planning- the nature and distribution of surficial deposits.  Because surficial deposits are common and well developed in much of the bay region, it is useful to know how and why they have formed, as well as what properties they possess.  When maps like this are used in combinaion with other types of environmental information, such as data on soils, bedrock geology, slopes, vegetation, climatic variation, seismic response, and hydrology, it should be easier to arrive at sound decisions regarding the physical aspects of land use.  The U.S. Geological Survey is studying many of these factors in the bay region and hopes to provide the community with much of the required information as part of its San Francisco Bay Region Study in cooperation with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1973
Title Preliminary photointerpretation map of landslide and other surficial deposits of the Concord 15-minute quadrangle and the Oakland West, Richmond, and part of the San Quentin 7 1/2-minute quadrangles, Contra Costa and Alameda counties, California
DOI 10.3133/mf493
Authors T. H. Nilsen
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 493
Index ID mf493
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization