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. About $55 million in damages were assessed in San Mateo County. The only fatality attributed to landsliding in the region during the period occurred in San Mateo County near Loma Mar.
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USGS Numbered Series
Map showing locations of damaging landslides in San Mateo County, California, resulting from 1997-98 El Nino rainstorms
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
1 map :col. ;57 x 35 cm., on sheet 81 x 59 cm. +1 pamphlet (12 p.: ill., maps)