UMass Sesquicentennial


The purpose of this project is to prepare an updated map of potential landslide hazards for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The intent is to provide the public, local government and local and...

Four landslides (3 translational debris flows and 1 rotational slide) occurred along the Cold River within the Deerfield River watershed (1440 km (super 2) ) in northwestern Massachusetts closing...

On November 13th and 14th, 2011, residents and business owners in the area of Wapping Road in Deerfield, Massachusetts, began to notice light-gray, clay-rich mud appearing in the streams and...

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...

TRB Special Report 247 - Landslides: Investigation and Mitigation contains comprehensive, practical discussions of field investigations, laboratory testing, and stability analysis procedures and...


The MA Geological Survey
Department of Geosciences
269 Morrill Science Center
University of Massachusetts
611 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9297

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