GeoStabilization international helped Colorado DOT get highway 145 reopened after two massive rocks rolled down the slope cutting an 8 foot trench across both lanes. GSI had a team of scalers helicoptered up to the source area and they brought down any remaining unstable rocks all the way down the runout path of the boulders.
The rock at left travelled nearly a mile down the slope and picked up some significant velocity before impacting a house, hitting the back wall and damaging the ceiling before dropping through the floor into the garage and damaging the garage door. In an often-overlook advantage of the current financial crisis, the house was currently in foreclosure and therefore not occupied at the time of the damage. Read on for links, more info and a map of the location so you can view the terrain. (Photo by Provo Fire Department by way of Utah Geologic Survey)
The latest Geobruug newsletter talked about the variety of rockfall mitigation solutions they have installed at the Kanmantoo open pit mine in Australia in recent years. Those include flexible rockfall barriers, anchored mesh, rockfall attenuators, […]