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Caltrans Highway Corridor Landslide Maps

The California Geological Survey (CGS) has developed “highway corridor landslide hazard maps”  to meet the needs of  engineers, geologists, planners, and maintenance staff of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The project was initiated after the 1997 Mill Creek Slide closed a portion of U.S. Highway 50 for approximately one month. Maps prepared by CGS as part of the emergency response and recovery from the 1997 incident now serve as a planning and maintenance document for developing long-term mitigation strategies. Recognizing the value of this product, Caltrans contracted with CGS to develop a series of maps of selected California highway corridors within a variety of climatological and geological settings. The maps provide an inventory of landslide activity along the selected highway corridors. This “big picture” perspective will benefit planning of route improvements and lead to more effective landslide risk mitigation for California's highways.

CGS's response and initial evaluation of the U.S. Highway 50 landslide (1997 Mill Creek Slide) was described in California Geology Magazine in 1997. Click here to download 1997 article

CGS's geologic and landslide mapping of a portion of the U.S. Highway 50 corridor was described in California Geology magazine in 1998.  Click here to download 1998 article.  The complete report is available as CGS Open File Report 97-22.  Go here for Ordering CGS Publications

Each of the reports prepared under this project includes a description of the geologic materials along the highway corridor, the distribution and types of landslides, and the potential impacts of landslides on the highway. Geologic and landslide inventory maps are included in each report. In most reports, Plate 1(the geologic map) and Plate 2 (the landslide map) are formatted into map sections that can be downloaded and printed on 11x 17 inch size pages.
 


Special Report 184 - Landslides in the Highway 101 Corridor between Wilson Creek and Crescent City, Del Norte County, California
by C.J. Wills, 2000, California Geological Survey, 24 pgs.

Download Special Report 184 - PDF Document (1.8 MB)
Download Geologic Map (1 MB)
Download Landslide Map (2.2 MB)
 


Special Report 185 - Landslides in the Highway 1 Corridor: Geology and Slope Stability along the Big Sur Coast between Point Lobos and San Carpoforo Creek, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties, California
by C.J. Wills, M.W. Manson, K.D. Brown, C.W. Davenport and C.J. Domrose, 2001, California Geological Survey, 40 pgs.

Download Special Report 185 - PDF Document (1.1 MB)
 

Download Geologic Maps: 
Plate 1 Explanation

Download Landslide Maps: 
Plate 2 Explanation

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Special Report 186 - Landslides in the Highway 60 Corridor San Timoteo Badlands Riverside County, California
by M.W. Manson, C.W. Davenport, K.D. Brown, C.J. Wills, and C.J. Domrose, 2002, California Geological Survey, 21 pgs.

Download Special Report 186 - PDF Document (1.4 MB)
 

Download Geologic Maps: 
Plate 1 Explanation

Download Landslide Maps:
Plate 2 Explanation

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Special Report 187 - Landslides in the Highway 101 Corridor between Leggett and Piercy, Mendocino County, California
by M.W. Manson, C.W. Davenport, C.J. Domrose and C.J. Wills, 2003, California Geological Survey, 32 pgs.

Download Special Report 187 - PDF Document (3.3 MB)
 

Download Geologic Maps: Plate 1

Download Landslide Maps:  Plate 2

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Special Report 188 - Landslides in the Interstate 5 Corridor between Valencia and Gorman, Los Angeles County, California
by B.D. Foster, 2003, California Geological Survey, 23 pgs.

Download Special Report 188 - PDF Document (1 MB)
 

Download Geologic Maps: 
Plate 1 Explanation

Download Landslide Maps: 
Plate 2 Explanation

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Special Report 195 - Landslides in the Highway 299 Corridor Between Blue Lake and Willow Creek, Humboldt County, California
by J.N. Falls, C.J. Wills and B.C. Hardin, 2006, California Geological Survey, 59 pgs

Also available for purchase on CD - Order through CGS Publications
Download Special Report 195 - PDF Document (3.5 MB)

 

Download Geologic Maps:  Plate 1

Download Landslide Maps:  Plate 2

Sheet 1 - Western Portion  (22 MB)

Sheet 1 - Western Portion  (22 MB)

Sheet 2 - Eastern Portion  (20 MB)

Sheet 2 - Eastern Portion  (21 MB)


Special Report 196 - Landslides in the Highway 1 Corridor between Bodega Bay and Fort Ross, Sonoma County, California
by M.W. Manson, C.M. Huyette, C.J. Wills, M.E. Huffman, M.G. Smelser, M.E. Fuller, C. Domrose and C. Gutierrez, 2006, California Geological Survey, 26 pgs

Also available for purchase on CD - Order through CGS Publications
Download Special Report 196 - PDF Document (1 MB)
 

Download Geologic Maps:
Plate 1 Explanation

Download Landslide Map:
Plate 2 Explanation

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