|Title||Preliminary field report on the Route 2 landslides of tropical storm Irene, August 28, 2011|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Mabee, SB, Kopera, JP|
|Publisher||Massachusetts Geological Survey|
|Keywords||#Landslides, #MGSPub, #NaturalHazards, #Reports, Cold River, hazards, Irene, landslide, Mohawk State Forest, natural hazards, Rt 2, Savoy|
The Massachusetts Geological Survey accompanied Massachusetts Department of Transportation personnel in the field on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, to observe the landslide and flooding damage along the Route 2 corridor caused by Hurricane, which struck the area on August 28, 2011. The purpose of the visit was to: 1) identify the type of slides that occurred; 2) estimate the dimensions and volume of material moved; 2) estimate the geological and environmental conditions leading to the slope failures; and, 4) determine the propensity for future occurrence. Four landslides were observed. Slide 1 is immediately east of the confluence of Trout Brook with the Cold River and Slides 2, 3, and 4 are clustered together on a north- facing slope about 1850 feet east of the confluence of Black Brook with the Cold River.
Report prepared for Massachusetts Department of Transportation.
Preliminary field report on the Route 2 landslides of tropical storm Irene, August 28, 2011
For more info contact:
The MA Geological Survey
Department of Geosciences
269 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297