THE EFFECT OF MOISTURE ON SLOPE STABILITY: A CLASSIC EXAMPLE FROM SOUTHERN ALBERTA, CANADA

AN INSTRUCTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE EFFECT ON SLOPE STABILITY OF A GEOLOGICALLY RAPID INCREASE IN MOISTURE CONTENT IS DESCRIBED. THE WALL OF A COULEE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA UNDERLAIN BY GLACIAL DEBRIS, AND PROBABLY STABLE DURING MUCH OF POSTGLACIAL TIME, WAS RECENTLY ACTIVATED BY INFILTRATION FROM AN IRRIGATION DITCH; IN ONLY 8 YEARS IT HAS DEVELOPED IMPRESSIVE LANDSLIDING OF THE SLUMP VARIETY. /AUTHOR/

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    University of Chicago Press

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  • Authors:
    • Beaty, C B
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 362-6
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Geology
    • Volume: 80
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    • ISSN: 0009-3920

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00236385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1972 12:00AM