HAZARD OF SENSITIVE CLAYS: A CASE STUDY OF THE OTTAWA-HULL AREA

Awareness of and adjustment to the potential natural hazard presented by sensitive clays in the Ottawa-Hull region are examined. The analysis is primarily concerned with the spatial variation of the flow-slide potential, with the accuracy of the perception of this hazard by individuals, private companies, and public agencies, and with the structural and nonstructural measures used to minimize the potential danger of clay movement. Some tentative guidelines for implementing development control are suggested in clay areas designated as potentially unsafe. It is contended that programs such as public-hazard information schemes, land-use planning, zoning, differential insurance rates, or the imposition of mandatory notification of landslide risk when hazard- zone structures are sold could produce long-term shifts in development patterns to minimize risk. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Geographical Society

    Broadway at 156th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10032
  • Authors:
    • Parkes, JGM
    • Day, J C
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Pagination: p. 198-213
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM