Heavy rainfall associated with a strong El Nino caused over $150 million in landslide damage in the 10-county San Francisco Bay region during the winter and spring of 1998. A team of USGS scientists collected information on landslide locations and damage costs. In Alameda County more than $20 million in damages were assessed. Debris flows occurred in rural portions of the county, but were only responsible for $400 thousand in damages.
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Map showing locations of damaging landslides in Alameda County, California, resulting from 1997-98 El Nino rainstorms
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
1 map :col. ;43 x 68 cm., on sheet 59 x 89 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm. +1 pamphlet (12 p. : ill., maps)