Oso Landslide (Wikimedia)
Geologic Hazards

Oso Landslide Update

The Oso Landslide death toll is now up to 29. This is one of the worst natural hazard disasters I can remember in recent times. First and foremost I think should be the memories of […]

Crux core rig working on a challenging coring project in Bellevue, Washington
Project Related

Challenging core recovery in residential area

Specialty geotechnical drillers Crux Subsurface, Inc. of Spokane, WA has been working on a challenging project in a residential neighborhood in Bellevue, Washington. Their work is in support of a King County project to upgrade […]

Geologic Hazards

Nile Landslide Destroys Large Stretch of Washington SR 410

naches_landslideA massive landslide has destroyed at least a quarter-mile of State Route 410 in Washington State, about 10 miles from Naches in Yakima County. It has also damaged about 12 structures including residential homes and quarry buildings and diverted the Naches River. The media has been referring to it as the Naches Slide, but the personnel from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geology and Earth Resources who have began investigating the slide as well as WSDOT are calling it the Nile Landslide. (Photo by WAStateDNR-DoGaER)

Click through for photos and videos. For more info on the slide, check out the Sliding Thought Blog, an unofficial blog by Isabelle Sarikhan of the WAStateDNR – Division of Geology and Earth Resources “aka” the Washington Geologic Survey. She’s been actively investigating the slide along with some colleagues.