Kentucky Geological Survey Landslide Inventory [2021-01]
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The updated version of this dataset is available at https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.data.2022.01.
The KGS landslide inventory provides the locations of known landslides and areas susceptible to debris flows. Various types of landslides are represented including slides, flows, rockfalls, and creep. The data are available as ArcGIS geodatabase feature classes. Landslide locations and associated attributes are compiled from Kentucky Geological Survey research, published maps, state and local government agencies, the public, and media reports. A confidence ranking system assigns a value to each feature. A description of the feature classes is here: https://kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/helpfiles/landslide_help.shtm
The inventory viewed in a GIS with geology, soils, slope or other terrain-based data can serve as a basis for landslide hazard and risk assessment. It is not intended for site specific investigations. The point features represent larger landslide deposits that have not been mapped in detail and may fall within different parts of the slide area. The absence of landslides in an area does not infer that a landslide does not exist or that the ground is stable. A professional geologist or geotechnical engineer should be consulted for planned construction at identified landslide locations or identified landslide areas. A professional geologist or geotechnical engineer should also be consulted for slope stabilization and other mitigation efforts related to existing slides.
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Crawford, Matthew M., "Kentucky Geological Survey Landslide Inventory [2021-01]" (2021). Research Data--KGS. 4.