U.S. Geological Survey

Landslides Triggered by the Winter 1996-97 Storms in the Puget Lowland, Washington (online edition)

By Rex L. Baum, Alan F. Chleborad and Robert L. Schuster

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-239


Version 1.0

Snowmelt and rainfall events triggered many landslides and debris flows in the Seattle, Washington, area during late December 1996 and January and March 1997. Landslides caused the deaths of at least four people, millions of dollars in damage to public and private property, lost revenues, traffic diversions, and other direct and indirect losses.

OFR-98-239 HTML file (This version of the report is accessible as defined in Section 508.)

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