[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='SOILS', Variable_Level_1='SOIL EROSION']
Map showing Features and Displacements of the Scenic Drive Landslide, La Honda, California, During the Period March 31, 2005 - November 5, 2006Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2006_1397
Abstract: The Scenic Drive landslide in La Honda, San Mateo County, California began
movement during the El Niño winter of 1997-98. Recurrent motion occurred during
the mild El Nino winter of 2004-2005 and again during the winter of 2005-06.
This report documents the changing geometry and motion of the Scenic Drive
landslide in 2005-2006, and it documents changes and persistent features that
we interpret to reflect underlying structural control of the landslide. We have
also compared the displacement history to near-real time rainfall history at a
continuously recording gauge for the period October 2004-November 2006.
[Summary provided by the USGS.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ray E. Wells, Michael J. Rymer, Carol S. Prentice, and Karen L. Wheeler
Dataset Title: Map showing Features and Displacements of the Scenic Drive Landslide, La Honda, California, During the Period March 31, 2005 - November 5, 2006
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1397/
Start Date: 2005-03-31Stop Date: 2006-11-05
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Uses of this digital geologic map and derivative cross section data should not
violate the spatial resolution of the data. Although the digital form of the
data removes the constraint imposed by the scale of a paper map, the detail and
accuracy inherent in map scale are also present in the digital data. The fact
that this ... database was edited for a scale of 1:400 means that higher resolution
information is not present in the dataset. Plotting at scales larger than 1:400
will not yield greater real detail, although it may reveal fine-scale
irregularities below the intended resolution of the database. Similarly, where
this database is used in combination with other data of higher resolution, the
resolution of the combined output will be limited by the lower resolution of
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Size: 7.8 MB
Distribution Format: ESRI geodatabase
Fees: No fees
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rwells at usgs.gov
USGS-GEO-WRG-NGM Mail Stop 975, USGS 345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
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mitigation, roadway restoration, Scenic Drive landslide, San Mateo County,
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Jayko, A.S., Prentice, C.S., Rymer, M., and Wells, R.E., 1998, Scenic Drive
landslide of January-March 1998, La Honda, San Mateo County, California: U. S. Geological Survey Open File Report OF98-229, 1 oversize sheet.
Upp, R.R., 1998, Geotechnical investigation, Scenic Drive landslide, San Mateo County, California: Upp Geotechnology Report to San Mateo County.
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Wells, Ray E., Rymer, Michael J., Prentice Carol S., and Wheeler, Karen L.,
2005, Map showing features and displacements of the Scenic Drive landslide, La Honda, California, during the period March 31-May 7, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1191, http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1191.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-02-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18