LANDSLIDES IN NEW MEXICO

Experience in New Mexico shows that if a proper geotechnical analysis of roadway foundations, backslopes and unstable slope areas is made during the preliminary design phase, the possibility of recurring landslide problem along highways can be appreciably reduced. Computer methods of analysis for slope stability have been found very useful in analyzing and solving the landslide problem in New Mexico. A specific example of a landslide area in Northern New Mexico is discussed in detail from discovery to completed stabilization. The discussion in the paper includes geologic setting, exploration, possible solutions and the chosen stabilization procedure.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 341-357
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND SOILS ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM, 15TH, 1977

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM