Landslide Hazards Program

Data and Tools

Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazards

Emergency Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flow Hazards

Estimates of the probability and volume of debris flows that may be produced by a storm in a recently burned area, using a model with characteristics related to basin shape, burn severity, soil properties, and rainfall.

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U.S. Landslide Inventory

U.S. Landslide Inventory

A web-based interactive map with a consistent set of landslide data. The searchable map includes contributions from many local, state, and federal agencies and provides links to the original digital inventory files for further information.

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Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure

Earthquake-Triggered Ground-Failure

A web-based interactive map showing earthquake-triggered ground-failure, such as landsliding and liquefaction.

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Date published: February 7, 2020

Debris-flow monitoring data, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, USA, 2014

This data release includes 2014 time-series data from three debris-flow monitoring stations at Chalk Cliffs in Chaffee County, Colorado, USA. The data were collected to help identify the triggering conditions, magnitude, and mobility of debris flows at the site. The three stations are located sequentially along a channel draining the 0.3 km^2 study area. The Upper, Middle, and Lowe

Date published: January 28, 2020

Monitoring environmental controls on debris-flow sediment supply, Chalk Cliffs, Colorado, 2011 to 2015

This data release includes time-series data of rock temperature, air temperature, wind speed, and humidity at the Chalk Cliffs debris-flow monitoring site in central Colorado (Latitude: 38.73330, Longitude: -106.18704). The data were collected to help identify the environmental controls on rates of rockfall, which is the primary source of debris-flow material at the site. Data w

Date published: January 27, 2020

Chalk Cliffs Channel Surveys derived from Structure-from-Motion

This data release contains two point clouds derived from structure-from-motion photogrammetry. The first survey was conducted on 10 September 2015 and the second survey was conducted on 1 June 2016. Each survey was designed to capture a 35-meter channel reach using digital photos (1187 photos were taken in the first survey and 1085 photos were taken in the second survey). Twenty-five bolts...

Date published: September 19, 2019

Summary Metadata – Landslide Inventories across the United States

Landslides are damaging and deadly, and they occur in every U.S. state. However, our current ability to understand landslide hazards at the national scale is limited, in part because spatial data on landslide occurrence across the U.S. varies greatly in quality, accessibility, and extent. Landslide inventories are typically collected and maintained by different agencies and institutions

Date published: September 12, 2019

Infiltration data collected post-Hurricane Maria across landslide source area materials, Puerto Rico, USA

This Data Release includes information to support the characterization of surface/near-surface infiltration rates of selected landslide source area materials following Hurricane Maria across Puerto Rico, USA. The dataset includes comma-delimited measurements of field-saturated hydraulic conductivity (Kfs) collected over two field campaigns (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019) as well as labora

Date published: August 8, 2019

Map of slope-failure locations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

In Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of landslides, slumps, debris flows, rock falls, and other slope failures were triggered by Hurricane María, which made landfall on 20 September 2017. “Landslide” is used here and below to represent all types of slope failures. This dataset is a point shapefile of landslide headscarps identified across Puerto Rico using georefer

Date published: August 8, 2019

Map of slope-failure locations in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María

In Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of landslides, slumps, debris flows, rock falls, and other slope failures were triggered by Hurricane María, which made landfall on 20 September 2017. “Landslide” is used here and below to represent all types of slope failures. This dataset is a point shapefile of landslide headscarps identified across Puerto Rico using...

Date published: June 1, 2019

Map data from landslides triggered by Hurricane Maria in four study areas of Puerto Rico

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused widespread landsliding throughout mountainous regions of Puerto Rico. Nearly all landslides mobilized as debris flows (Bessette-Kirton et al., 2019), but herein, we simply use the term “landslides” when describing all types of slope failures that occurred during Hurricane Maria. To examine the extent and physical characteristic

Date published: January 1, 2019

Summary metadata for debris-flow inundation and damage data from the 9 January 2018 Montecito Debris-Flow Event

On 9 January 2018, intense rain above Montecito, California triggered a series of debris flows from steep catchments in the Santa Ynez Mountains. These catchments were burned three weeks earlier by the 1140 km2 Thomas Fire. After exiting the mountain front, the debris flows traveled over 3 km down a series of alluvial fans, killing 23 people and damaging over 400 homes. To understand the

Date published: January 1, 2019

Hillslope hydrologic monitoring data following the 2009 Station Fire, Los Angeles County, California, November 2015 to June 2017

This data release includes time-series data from two monitoring stations in drainage basins burned in the 2009 Station Fire, Los Angeles County, California. Both stations are located near the upper boundary of their respective watershed and were installed to study the effects of vegetation recovery on hillslope hydrology and debris-flow occurrence. The coordinates of the Arroyo Seco site are...

Date published: January 1, 2019

Las Lomas Hillside Lidar

This data release contains point clouds obtained from three terrestrial laser scanner (TLS) surveys of a hillslope (NAD 83/11 N/ 412828E/ 3780128N) burned by the 2016 Fish Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains, CA, USA. The TLS surveys were completed with a Leica ScanStation C10. The first survey was made on 19 November 2016 prior to the first post-wildfire rainstorm. The second su

Date published: January 1, 2019

Survey monument positions for the Cleveland Corral landslide near U.S. Highway 50, El Dorado County, California

Data in this document record the ground-surface positions from 1996 to 2018 of monuments located on different kinematic elements of the Cleveland Corral landslide, or on nearby more stable ground. Data were collected about once a year in campaign mode, at times when the landslide was dormant and not moving (typically late spring or fall). Survey timing was selected to identify wet-seaso